AFL: 2010 schedule

The AFL has released its schedule for 2010 with matches scheduled on Fridays, Saturday, Sundays, plus some Thursday and Monday matches.

sherrinThe AFL has released its schedule for 2010 with matches scheduled on Fridays, Saturday, Sundays, plus some Thursday and Monday matches.

The season kicks off with a Richmond v Carlton game on March 25 at the MCG which will screen on TEN. A Geelong v Essendon match follows the night after on Seven.

Unusually Round 22 is left open, following some debate on this.

You can download the PDF document, which includes networks attached to games, here.

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  1. I’m happy with the way the draw worked for my team the lions as i might see the on free to air 8 maybe 9 times on free to air. Living in adelaide makes it hard to see your team if you are not a crows or power fan.

    As to why i don’t have fox see the thread on the loopholes on sport. Hopefully the footy rights deal will be better in the next one. I foubt it will seeing that the afl is about money and not supporters/fans as its a business and i can understand that.

  2. Seven should have little problem fitting the Fremantle-Adelaide game in its Sunday night schedule as it is held at the start of the Easter non-ratings period. However the Anzac Day game between the Dockers and Richmond and the Monday night game between St Kilda and Carlton will pose huge headaches for the network as it juggles its regular Sunday and Monday line-ups.
    @billy ray: in the PDF document, under each round you will see a list of match-ups, with venues, TV network and match times shown.
    @ryaneco: when Seven and Ten bid for the current TV rights deal, Seven bid to show Friday night and Sunday afternoon matches, while Ten bid to show Saturday matches.

  3. No doubt Ten gets the bad end of the free-to-air AFL deal, but interestingly Karma saw the network pick up 3 out of 5 AFL Grand Finals in the latest TV deal with a coin toss in 2007.
    A better link for what TV networks get what games can be found via an Excel spreadsheet download at realfooty.com.au

    There are more prime time AFL games in 2010 than any year I remember

    Other Fixture highlights I can see for TV nets in terms of Prime Time:

    -Seven will go prime time Sunday night in Adel, Perth with Fre V Adel 8.10ET March 28 (seen nation wide on Fox Sports)
    -Seven will go prime time Sunday night in Perth on ANZAC Day with Fre V Rich 8.30pm ET (a Fox Sports Game nation wide)
    -Seven will get Monday Night Prime time game St V Carlton May 10
    -Ten will get Thursday night Game in Round 14, July 1 Carlton V Brisbane
    -3 Prime time games on Seven Adelaide for the Adelaide Crows, including Sunday twlight mid-season Showdown Crows V Port. (seen nation wide on Fox Sports)
    -Regular Friday nights on Seven, Ten sharing Saturday night games with Fox Sports.
    Brisbane Lions seem to have a lot of Saturday night games for Ten/Fox Sports
    Sydney Swans seem to have a lot more day games than previous years taking off a burden for Ten Sydney on Saturday night.

  4. Why is it that Seven get All the Friday Night Games and don’t have to air it live into Sydney and Brisbane yet TEN get stuck with the Saturday games and have to air it live into the above mentioned cities? Bit of a rough deal? Or are Seven paying double what Ten do?

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