Netball returns to TEN

2015-02-23_1542Netball will return to TEN for the first time since 2012 in a new broadcast deal, shared jointly with FOX Sports.

The new Conference Finals and ANZ Championship Finals Series as well as all Australian Diamonds’ International Test Series matches played in Australia and New Zealand will be broadcast on both networks.

All 72 games of the ANZ Championship will be broadcast on FOX Sports and Sunday afternoon’s Match Of The Round will be simulcast Live on ONE for the next two years -totalling more coverage of the game than ever before.

Commenting will be former Diamonds’ Captains Liz Ellis and Sharelle McMahon, leading commentator Kelli Underwood, and recently retired Australian goal shooter Catherine Cox.

TEN Head of Sport, David Barham, said: “We are delighted to be returning the ANZ Championship to free-to-air television in 2015.

“This deal further demonstrates Network TEN’s commitment to live sport and is an important platform for women’s sport in Australia. The ANZ Championship showcases the best netballers in the world to fans all over the country.”

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.”

Coverage will commence on ONE on Sunday, March 1, when the Queensland Firebirds take on the West Coast Fever at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

15 Comments:

  1. “This deal further demonstrates Network TEN’s commitment to live sport….” – except for BBL in QLD, delayed NBL most Friday nights, giving up half of the live F1 coverage…

    • BBL will be shown live into Queensland and SA next season, Ten has promised. Yes but, we should shall see what happens with negotiations over NBL rights, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Ten drops NBL to go to former home WNBL. Technically it is live sport, but when they are covering 1 in 2 races live.

  2. Ten & One will screen the Aus F1 GP on 15 March. Not sure about Ten’s sports scheduling. They will have to figure out a plan. But on the other note, it’s good to see Ten bring back Netball Rights. Let’s hope Ten’s ratings would be better than SBS2.

  3. The match this Sunday won’t be live on ONE Perth due to V8 Supercars and Bolt Report. Instead WA gets it on a 3 hr delay. I wonder if the Netball will be shown on Eleven next month due to ONE and TEN airing the Formula 1

  4. David, is the telecast schedule for the World Cup (August – and also on Foxtel / TEN) still due for release this month? Could have made for a bigger and better press announcement.

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