AFL 2016 International Broadcast Schedule - Round 3

Wednesday, April 06 2016 @ 04:25 pm ACST

Contributed by: Troy Thompson

The 2016 AFL season rolls into Round 3 Friday night in Melbourne with Port Adelaide hosting Essendon at Adelaide Oval. 

There a two significant events this week in the International Broadcasts.  The first is the start of coverage in the US on the Fox Sports 1 channel taking one AFL match live each week.  Fox Sports 1 is available to approximately 73% of US homes which dramatically increases the chances of Americans either deliberately or accidentally viewing our game compared to the Fox Sports 2 and Fox Soccer Plus channels.  The first match on Fox Sports 1 will be the Western Australian Derby clash between the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle.

The second is the broadcast by China Central Television of the Port Adelaide match against Essendon on Friday night. 中国中央电视台体育频道 or CCTV5 is the main sports broadcaster for the Peoples Republic of China and shows sport 24/7. While the exact size of the potential viewership is not known, there is the potential for this to be the most viewed Australian football match ever.  Time will tell. 

If you want to know when you can see the footy on TV in your part of the world, check out the schedule below. As always schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the local broadcaster so please check local guides for updates.

GAME DATE TIMESLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL TIME GMT NETWORK
1 8/04/2016 Night Port Adelaide vs. Essendon Adelaide Oval SA 19:20 09:50 SEVEN
2 9/04/2016 Day St Kilda vs. Collingwood MCG VIC 13:45 03:45 SEVEN
3 9/04/2016 Day Richmond vs. Adelaide Crows Etihad Stadium VIC 14:10 04:10 FOX
4 9/04/2016 Twilight Sydney Swans vs. GWS GIANTS SCG NSW 16:35 06:35 FOX
5 9/04/2016 Night Gold Coast SUNS vs. Carlton Metricon Stadium QLD 19:25 09:25 SEVEN
6 9/04/2016 Night West Coast Eagles vs. Fremantle Domain Stadium WA 17:40 09:40 FOX
7 10/04/2016 Early North Melbourne vs. Melbourne Blundstone Arena TAS 13:10 03:10 FOX
8 10/04/2016 Day Western Bulldogs vs. Hawthorn Etihad Stadium VIC 15:20 05:20 SEVEN
9 10/04/2016 Twilight Geelong Cats vs. Brisbane Lions Simonds Stadium VIC 16:40 06:40 FOX

 

TERRITORY/NETWORK GAME 1 GAME 2 GAME 3 GAME 4 GAME 5 GAME 6 GAME 7 GAME 8 GAME 9 HIGHLIGHTS
AUSTRALIA PLUS                    
Asia 8/4 @ 17:30 HKT (Live) 9/4 @ 11:30 HKT (Live) - 9/4 @ 14:30 HKT (Live) - 9/4 @ 17:30 HKT (Live) 10/4 @ 11:00 HKT (Live) - 10/4 @ 14:30 HKT (Live) 13/4 @ 11:00 HKT
Pacific 8/4 @ 21:30 Fiji (Live) 9/4 @ 15:30 Fiji (Live) - 9/4 @ 18:30 Fiji (Live) - 9/4 @ 21:30 Fiji (Live) 10/4 @ 15:00 Fiji (Live) - 10/4 @ 18:30 Fiji (Live) 13/4 @ 15:00 Fiji
India 8/4 @ 15:00 IND (Live) 9/4 @ 09:00 IND (Live) - 9/4 @ 12:00 IND (Live) - 9/4 @ 15:00 IND (Live) 10/4 @ 08:30 IND (Live) - 10/4 @ 12:00 IND (Live) 13/4 @ 08:30 IND
CCTV5                    
China 8/4 @ 21:30 CST (Delay) - - - - - - - - -
CLARO SPORTS                    
Latin America 9/4 @ 08:30 CTU (Delay) - - - - - - - - -
ESPN - BT SPORT                    
UK & Ireland 8/4 @ 10:30 BST (Live) - 9/4 @ 05:00 BST (Live) - - 9/4 @ 10:30 BST (Live) 10/4 @ 04:00 BST (Live) 10/4 @06:00 BST (Live) - 12/4 @18:00 BST
ESPN                    
Caribbean - - - - - 9/4 @ 05:30 EST (Live) - - - 13/4 @ 14:00 EST
FOX SPORTS 1                    
USA - - - - - 9/4 @ 05:30 EDT (Live) - - - -
FOX SPORTS 2                    
USA - - - - - - - 10/4 @ 01:00 EDT (Live) - -
FOX SOCCER PLUS                    
USA - 8/4 @ 23:30 EDT (Live) - 9/4 @ 02:30 EDT (Live) - - - - - 11/4 @ 23:00 EDT
ORBIT SHOWTIME                    
Middle East 8/4 @ 09:30 GMT (Live) - 9/4 @ 04:00 GMT (Live) - - 9/4 @ 09:30 GMT (Live) - 10/4 @ 05:00 GMT (Live) - 11/4 @ 15:00 GMT
GEE - Boats & Cruises                    
Worldwide (excl. Aust.) 8/4 @ 09:30 GMT (Live) 9/4 @ 03:30 GMT (Live) 9/4 @ 04:00 GMT (Live) 9/4 @ 06:30 GMT (Live) 9/4 @ 09:00 GMT (Live) 9/4 @ 09:30 GMT (Live) 10/4 @ 03:00 GMT (Live) 10/4 @ 05:00 GMT (Live) 10/4 @ 06:30 GMT (Live) -
SKY SPORTS                    
New Zealand - - - - - - 11/4 @ 24:00 NZT (Delay) - - -
TSN2                    
Canada - - 8/4 @ 24:00 EDT (Live) - - 9/4 @ 24:00 EDT (Delay) - - - -
TVNZ                    
New Zealand 8/4 @ 21:30 NZT (Live) 9/4 @ 15:30 NZT (Live) - - 9/4 @ 21:00 NZT (Live) - 10/4 @ 15:00 NZT (Live) - 10/4 @ 23:50 NZT (Delay) 13/4 @ 18:00 NZT
WATCHAFL.AFL.COM.AU                    
Worldwide (excl. Aust) 8/4 @ 09:50 GMT (Live) 9/4 @ 03:45 GMT (Live) 9/4 @ 04:10 GMT (Live) 9/4 @ 06:35 GMT (Live) 9/4 @ 09:25 GMT (Live) 9/4 @ 09:40 GMT (Live) 10/4 @ 03:10 GMT (Live) 10/4 @ 05:20 GMT (Live) 10/4 @ 06:40 GMT (Live) -

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