NRL GF LIVE IN THE USA!
American sports giant FOX Sports will televise the NRL Grand Final between the Manly Sea Eagles and the New Zealand Warriors live on Fox Soccer Channel at 130am US EST on Sunday 10/2/11. A meeting between NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, and Russell Crowe was the catalyst for an approach to former Channel Nine sports chief and now head of FOX Sports David Hill. The agreement will see the 2011 Telstra Premiership Grand Final available live to more than 40 million homes across the United States on the FOX Sports Soccer channel, as well as replays of the matches shown on the FOX Sports Soccer Plus channel.
“This United States agreement significantly adds to the mainstream exposure of one of our biggest events,” NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, said. “It sees more than 40 million homes across the United States now able to experience live the passion and rivalry of the 2011 the Telstra Premiership Grand Final. “Already, fans in the U.S. can watch regular NRL Telstra Premiership matches through www.livenrl.tv and this new deal is a key part of increasing their access to Rugby League and our presence in the region.
A complete list of broadcast times by country/region is below.
*** Please note, all times are local and correct at time of distribution. Fans should check their local guide for confirmation. ***
ACT – Live on WIN TV from 7:30pm
NSW – Live on Channel Nine, WIN TV, NBN TV and Imparja, all from 7:30pm
NT – Live on Channel Nine and Imparja, both from 7:00pm
Queensland – Live on Channel Nine, WIN TV, NBN TV and Imparja, all from 7:30pm
SA – Delayed on Channel Nine from 10:30pm, Live on Imparja from 7:00pm
Tasmania – Live on WIN TV from 7:30pm
Victoria – Live on Channel Nine, WIN TV and Imparja, all from 7:30pm
Western Australia – Delayed on Channel Nine from 10.30pm and WIN TV from 9:00pm
Live on SkyNZ (Sky Sport 2) at 2130
Live on Fiji TV (Fiji One) at 2200
Live on Sky Sports at 1030 (GMT)
Delayed on Eurosport 2 – check www.eurosport.com for details
Live on FOX Sports Soccer Channel – check http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/tvschedule for details
Live on Setanta Sports at 0500 (ET)
Live in Hong Kong (1730) and Sri Lanka (1530) on Setanta Asia (www.setanta.com/asia)
Live in Singapore at 1725 on Star Hub (SuperSports) (www.starhub.com)
Live in Malaysia and Brunei at 1730 on Astro (AstroSuperSport)
NORTH AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST
Live on Orbit Showtime – check www.osnetwork.com for details
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA
Live on Setanta Africa – check www.setanta.com/africa for details
REST OF THE WORLD
LiveNRL.TV will provide online coverage to all other countries. Find out more at www.livenrl.tv