Fox Sports to Air Netball Australia’s ANZ Championship
By Community | March 22, 2013
Fox Sports has revealed they have acquired the broadcast rights to air Netball games in Australia that will deliver unprecedented netball coverage to fans across the country.
In a two-year arrangement beginning this year, order every match of the ANZ Championship, including the finals series, will be televised live for the first time in the competition’s history.
In a further coup for netball fans, all Australian Diamonds Test matches played in Australia and New Zealand will be broadcast live on Fox Sports.
In addition, all matches will be televised in high definition with no ad-breaks during play.
Fox Sports CEO, Patrick Delany said: “It’s a historic day for netball in Australia with Fox Sports, in partnership with Foxtel, delivering fans the depth and quality of coverage they’ve always wanted, both at home and on the go.
“Never before have fans been able to watch every ANZ Championship game live until now.
“We’ll ensure netball fans have access to the best competition at home and abroad with live and high definition coverage extending to all Test matches featuring the Diamonds played on home soil and across the Tasman.”
“Netball is Australia’s leading female sport showcasing electrifying athletes in a ferocious competition that has the potential to generate a very strong following on Fox Sports.”
“It’s an exciting time for sports fans with Fox Sports embarking on its largest winter sports offering in history which includes the NRL and AFL seasons, Socceroos World Cup qualifiers and the year’s biggest two sporting events – the British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour and The Ashes.”
Beginning with the ANZ Championship on Sunday 24 March, 2013, the deal will see Telstra become the digital rights partner, streaming the ANZ Championship games played in Australia live on mobile.
In addition, SBS will provide live coverage of one ANZ Championship match each Sunday plus the Test series.
“We’re thrilled the new broadcast deal will provide Australians with the ability to watch every game of the ANZ Championship live through subscription and free-to-air platforms,” ANZ Championship general manager Andy Crook said.
“The latest announcement supports our ambition of setting the benchmark for female sports leagues, not just in Australasia, but around the world as we look to continue to engage with our current fans and inspire a new generation.”