The New Zealand AFL (NZAFL), in conjunction with its corporate partners is delighted to announce that SKY TV will be showing “live” AFL on its programming in New Zealand.I know which Drinking Room I'll be in this evening . . . :-)
Our great game will be televised on SKY Sport 3 on Friday evenings. The telecast will commence at 9.30pm. The first match is this Friday (5th May –tonight) between the Melbourne Demons and the Geelong Cats at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne. The match will be replayed on Saturday afternoon in the 2.30pm timeslot on SKY Sport 2.
SKY TV will continue to screen the one-hour “Highlights” package on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on SKY Sport 2. NZAFL CEO Rob Malone said “This is a very positive step in the continued growth and awareness of Australian Rules in New Zealand, as our priority has always been to provide regular AFL games on NZ TV to value add and underpin our Aussie Rules delivery programs in the school system and community competitions throughout NZ”.
“I would like to extend the NZAFL’s appreciation to Murray Jackson (CEO Genesis Energy) for his support of this significant initiative. AFL will now be shown on average, 8 hours per week with the Friday night “live” game allocated a timeslot not always afforded to the Sydney market”.
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