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.
|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|