The decision by NITV to axe the Marngrook Footy Show is being attributed to costs.
The show was produced Live each week at the Burwood campus of Deakin University with a small studio audience. It was previously produced at the former ABC Ripponlea studios, when it screened on ABC2.
In a statement, NITV’s channel manager Tanya Orman said, “The Marngrook Footy Show has been an important part of NITV’s schedule for 12 years. The media landscape has changed significantly over that time, and we have to make tough choices about how we spend our limited budgets across our programming.
“While it was a difficult decision to make after such a long run, NITV remains committed to delivering quality AFL coverage from a uniquely Indigenous perspective.
“We are looking at formats for a new show that will join our existing sports coverage including the Northern Territory Football League, the Koori Knockout, Over the Black Dot and the National Basketball League.”
Avid fans are unhappy with the decision and have taken to social media, including with a Change.org petition now over 4000 signatories.
Marngrook is hoping to find a new home for 2020.