AFL hopes to address hole in international coverage
Monday, August 24 2009 @ 08:22 pm ACST
Contributed by: Brett Northey
worldfootynews.com recently fielded a query from an Australian Football organiser in Chile, noting that South Americans have no access to the AFL on TV, neither free to air or cable. The AFL has most other areas covered to some degree, as shown by their Broadcast Partners list and their International viewing guide (click on International).
We asked the AFL if they were conscious of the South American blackspot. Patrick Keane, Media Relations Manager, replied:
"Getting some form of regular coverage of our game into South America is the next step for our broadcast department. I don’t expect we will see anything before this year’s Grand Final but it is on our agenda and it is something we hope to achieve for the 2009 off-season. However, I agree it is a hole for us and it’s not something we’ve been able to get done to this point".
So hopefully a broadcast partner can be found in time for the 2010 season.