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A-League announces new broadcast deal



Channel Ten and Paramount Plus are the new broadcast rights holders for Australian football, with the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) announcing the landmark five year deal for the A-League and W-League competitions on Wednesday.


Ten becomes the new free to air home of the A-League with game of the round to be broadcast live at 7:30 PM on Saturday nights, while 10 Bold will broadcast the W-League game of the round on Sunday afternoons, all matches simulcast on 10 Play, the network's online streaming service.


A-League and W-League games will be available on Paramount+ which launches on Wednesday, 11 August for $8.99, with football fans and Club members given a special deal to access all games.


The announcement of the new broadcast deal brings to an end Fox Sports coverage of both competitions, having begun with the commencement of the A-League competition in 2005.


APL Chairman, Paul Lederer, said: “Less than six months ago we pledged to create value for the whole ecosystem of Australian football, and this deal is the first step in our delivering on that promise.


“This agreement with one of the world’s biggest content providers, is exactly the kind of significant and vital milestone we have always believed was possible - and that we intend to continue achieving.”


The five year deal will commence from the 2021-22 season, which is likely to commence in October.


IMAGE: The West Australian.