Foxtel is said to be producing an AFL drama project as part of its new AFL channel for 2012.
The new channel, to be the feature of its new AFL rights deal, is to be based at Foxtel’s City Rd, South Melbourne studio, currently home to the Comedy Channel and 111 HITS. Last week TV Tonight revealed that staff had been offered their roles in Sydney as part of a relocation.
Foxtel is also said to be pursuing AFL commentators from television and radio, including Seven’s Hamish McLachlan and TEN’s Anthony Hudson. The Herald Sun reports both have already met with Foxtel execs.
After TEN signalled its exit from the AFL, the new channel could be a good opportunity for some of TEN’s team.
The channel will also feature wall-to-wall footy-themed entertainment.