9Now to Live stream Footy Shows to interstate fans

Nine has finally listened to Footy Show fans, and will Live stream its two Footy Shows to fans interstate, meaning AFL fans in NSW and Qld, and NRL fans in Vic, SA and WA will no longer be forced to wait for late night screenings.

Unless I’m mistaken, it used to previously offer these on multichannels but then withdrew them.

Returning to its Thursday night spiritual home, The NRL Footy Show is back bigger and better than ever in its 24th year. Panellists Paul “Fatty” Vautin, Erin Molan, Beau Ryan and Darryl “The Big Marn” Brohman will as always give rugby league fans a look at the lighter side of the game, plus unprecedented access to players and insight straight from the playing field.

Joining The NRL Footy Show team on a regular basis throughout the season, to provide expert commentary and a few laughs along the way, will be some of the game’s biggest names, including Johnathan Thurston, Billy Slater, Sam Thaiday, James Maloney, Matt Moylan, as well as Jillaroos superstar Allana Ferguson and rugby league’s most loveable larrikin, Tommy Raudonikis, who will feature each week. The NRL Footy Show is broadcast live after the footy on Thursdays.

AFL fans around the country will be able to watch live on 9Now as Craig Hutchison takes the reins of The AFL Footy Show. Hutchison will join Rebecca Maddern to bring viewers all the latest in the world of AFL, with breaking news, the best in entertainment with AFL’s biggest stars, and all the hilarious fan-favourite segments.

Together with Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Dave Hughes, Shane Crawford, award-winning newsbreaker Damian Barrett and AFL gun and natural entertainer Alex Rance, they will cover all the latest footy news and bring a unique twist on the always eventful and jam-packed AFL season, in a way that only The AFL Footy Show can – when it too returns for its 24th season, this Thursday at 8.30pm.


  1. i would have thought that these shows would be a lock for the multi channels.

    the content is being produced, it has an audiance (sure it may not rate huge – but what sort of ratings are GEM getting at the moment on the thursday night?)

  2. yes, it is a good start to finally have these shows live (even if it is on stream), but am still unhappy that it is airing so late on the telly. In NSW, we have to wait until 11.30pm (at the earliest due to the NRL game) for the AFL Footy Show to start. Surely Gem can air it at an earlier time

  3. You’re not mistaken Dave 🙂 Before GEM came along, Nine offered the alternate Footy Show on the then 9HD channel. Once GEM started, that stopped.

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