Seven boards the Hayne Plane securing all but two of San Francisco 49ers NFL matches

Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 9.58.36 amSeven Network is hoping the hype surrounding former NRL star Jarryd Hayne’s meteoric rise in the NFL will boost its ratings for the sport, after securing rights to air 14 of the San Francisco 49ers regular season games.

It is understood the network had been hoping to broker a deal with the NFL to show all of the 49ers games live, but has instead been able to select all of the team’s Sunday afternoon matches in its deal with the code.

Seven has rights to three live matches on a Sunday, which broadcast early on Monday morning in Australia, and will broadcast them live on 7Mate. It will also show the Thanksgiving game and the Super Bowl.

Subscription channel ESPN, which has the rights to the majority of the NFL matches, will show the 49ers’ other two games, including its first regular season match against the Minnesota Vikings which airs at 12.15pm AEST on September 15.

The NFL has retained the digital rights for the matches, which will set viewers back $250 for full access for the season.

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7Mate 49ers match schedule:

Monday September 21

NFL Week 2 – 49ers@Steelers


Monday September 28

NFL Week 3 – 49ers@Cardinals

6.05am AEST LIVE on 7mate

Monday October 5

NFL Week 4 – Packers@49ers

7.30am AEST LIVE on 7mate

Monday October 12

NFL Week 5 – 49ers@Giants

11.30am LIVE on 7mate

Monday October 19

NFL Week 6 – Ravens@49ers

7.30am LIVE on 7mate

Monday November 2

NFL Week 8 – 49ers@Rams

5am LIVE on 7mate

Monday November 9

NFL Week 9 –


6.05am LIVE on 7mate

NFL Week 10 – 49ers bye


Monday November 23

NFL Week 11 –


8.30am LIVE on 7mate

Monday November 30

NFL Week 12 – Cardinals


6.05am LIVE on 7mate

Monday December 7

NFL Week 13 – 49ers@Bears

5am AEST LIVE on 7mate

Monday December 14

NFL Week 14 –


5am LIVE on 7mate

Monday December 21

NFL Week 15 –


12.30am LIVE on 7mate

Monday December 28

NFL Week 16 – 49ers@Lions

5am LIVE on 7mate

Monday January 4

NFL Week 17 – Rams@49ers

8.30am LIVE on 7mate



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