Watch AFL is operated in partnership between the Australian Football League (AFL), FOX SPORTS Australia Pty Limited (FOX SPORTS) and FOX SPORTS’ wholly owned subsidiary, FOX SPORTS StreamCo Pty Limited.
About the AFL
The AFL is the elite Australian Football competition and the most popular sporting league in Australia. The AFL season starts in late March, with 18 teams from around the country playing 23 rounds, with the top eight teams qualifying for a finals series in September. The season culminates in the Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, when the top two teams compete for the premiership. The Watch AFL service is available at watchafl.com.au.
About FOX SPORTS
FOX SPORTS is Australia’s leading producer of sports television coverage and is home to Australia’s favourite subscription television sports channels as well as Australia’s number one general sports website. FOX SPORTS is owned by News Corp Australia and is located in a brand-new, purpose-built broadcast facility in Artarmon on Sydney’s north shore, with operations nationwide in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. FOX SPORTS compiles and produces the FOX SPORTS 1, FOX SPORTS 2, FOX SPORTS 3, FOX SPORTS 4, FOX SPORTS 5, FOX FOOTY and FOX SPORTS News subscription television channels, available via the Foxtel subscription television platform.
FOX SPORTS channels 1-5, FOX SPORTS News and FOOTY Play Powered by FOX SPORTS are available on Foxtel’s flexible internet TV service, Foxtel Play; Foxtel on T-box; and Foxtel’s ground-breaking Foxtel Go App. FOX SPORTS operates the website www.foxsports.com.au which contains a wide range of video content and articles. FOX SPORTS also continues to lead the way with a range of mobile and tablet applications and match centres including the FOX SPORTS News application and the FOX SPORTS Super Rugby Match Centre. FOX SPORTS broadcasts over 10,000 hours of LIVE sports programming per year into 2.5 million homes around Australia. All subscription television channels produced by FOX SPORTS are simulcast on the Foxtel platform in high definition, enabling viewers to watch their favourite sports in high definition. The FOX SPORTS channels are also available in more than 5,100 hotels and licensed venues through the FOX SPORTS Venues service as well as 180,000 hotel rooms.
FOX SPORTS also made Australian television history with the first ever 3D sports broadcast in Australia when the Socceroos’ last home match before the 2010 FIFA World Cup was broadcast LIVE in 3D on 24 May 2010 from the Melbourne Cricket Ground.