Fox’s 24 hour AFL channel to broadcast from Global TV studio

Fox Sport has announced its new channel Fox Footy will broadcast out of Global Television’s studios in Melbourne.

Global will construct purpose-built production offices and high definition studios at its Southbank Melbourne complex for the 24 hour AFL channel.

Fox Footy will broadcast not only every game in the AFL premiership season for 2012, without ads, but also produce a panel show sports entertainment and news presentations.

Global Television will also facilitate Fox’s high definition digital AFL coverage until 2016. The channel is 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the football season available to Foxtel and Austar subscribers as of February 17.

Patrick Delany, FOX SPORTS CEO, said: “We‟ve had a long relationship with Global Television as our outside broadcast provider and we look forward to building an even more formidable partnership in 2012.”
“We have very high aspirations for FOX FOOTY and we are confident that these new purpose-built facilities at Global will assist in the delivery of unparalleled AFL coverage to footy fans, followers and fanatics alike.”

Keith Andrews, Global Television CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome FOX FOOTY to Global Television’s Melbourne Studios and to extend our long-standing partnership with FOX SPORTS for their AFL coverage.
“Our Melbourne studios are the ideal solution for FOX FOOTY and work is well advanced on the channel’s new home.”

Global expanded its broadcast fleet after merging with Cutting Edge in October.


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