FOX Sports renews Netball broadcast deal

2015-02-23_1602FOX Sports will broadcast all ANZ Championship netball games in a new broadcast deal, jointly shared with TEN.

All 72 games of the ANZ Championship, including the new Conference Finals and ANZ Championship Finals Series, will be broadcast in High Definition on FOX Sports and Sunday afternoon’s Match of the Round will be simulcast on ONE.

All Australian Diamonds’ International Test Series matches will also air Live and in High Definition.

Commentary will include former Diamonds’ stars Liz Ellis and Sharelle McMahon, commentator Kelli Underwood, and recently retired Australian goal shooter Catherine Cox.

FOX Sports CEO, Patrick Delany, said: “FOX Sports, in conjunction with Foxtel, is proud to continue its commitment to showcasing the world’s best netballers with coverage of every game of the ANZ Championship plus all Diamonds Test matches.

“We made history in 2013 by televising every ANZ Championship match for the first time in a landmark deal for the sport.

“This year netball fans will be able to watch more of the sport they love with coverage of all ANZ Championship matches, the Diamonds’ Test Series plus every game of the 2015 Netball World Cup on FOX Sports.”

ANZ Championship General Manager Andy Crook said: “Our new Australian broadcast partnership with FOX Sports and Network Ten will deliver a record number of matches in 2015 with more than 175 hours of ANZ Championship broadcasts.

“The deal enhances the ANZ Championship’s growing reputation for delivering premium sports content and ensures that all Australians have the opportunity to watch the world’s best netball league every week across free-to-air and subscription television – setting the benchmark for women’s sport in Australia,” Mr Crook said.

Coverage begins this Saturday (February 28) with the season opening match between the Adelaide Thunderbirds and Waikato Bay of Plenty with Live coverage on FOX Sports 501 from 2.00pm EDT.

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