Contributed by: Rod Shaw
NZ Aussie Rules fans have benefited enormously over recent seasons with Sommet Sports screening the majority of weekly games live and free to air.
Sadly, on Friday 12 December due to lack of funding initially promised from financiers, the channel ceased to exist for the time being.
Sommet amazingly managed to deliver quality Sports television for 18 months on 1/3 of the funding initially assured to them.
Since their closure they have received many messages of support and dismay from viewers throughout the country who have loved watching the many sports events that have been delivered FREE to all New Zealanders 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Sommet are currently investigating a range of proposals including Crowd funding. This is where the public fund a project or idea.
For the benefit of Aussie Rules in NZ for existing and future fans of the game, WFN wish them every success.
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