Before the Game may stay on TEN
Speculation is getting stronger that TEN will keep Before the Game despite having no AFL rights.
TEN may have moved on from broadcasting the AFL but panel show Before the Game could remain.
There’s still no confirmation on the future of the Roving Enterprises show, which has strong appeal amongst AFL fans, but there have been continued rumours Seven was looking to snaffle it.
Seven’s run of primetime AFL shows have struggled, including The Bounce, Four Quarters, Live and Kicking, The Game and an evening edition of AFL Game Day.
With Roving’s strong links to TEN, including with Producer Craig Campbell and panelist Dave Hughes both tied to The Project, a switcheroo would make for interesting times…
Today the Herald Sun reports TEN will “do a Footy Show“, keeping the show despite no AFL broadcasting rights, with a slight revamp.
Last year’s panel included Dave Hughes, Samantha Lane, Mick Molloy, Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann, Ryan Fitzgerald and Andrew Maher.
Andew Maher has already joined FOX Sports FC.
A TEN spokeswoman declined to confirm if Before the Game would return in 2012, but said: “It’s looking very positive.”
TEN’s Saturday line-up in 2012 will also include The Graham Norton Show.