Watch AFL and Watch NRL Allows International Fans to See all the Footy Action

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FOX SPORTS’ international streaming services, Watch NRL and Watch AFL will ensure fans living or travelling overseas won’t miss any of the footy action unfolding back in Australia.

RUGBY LEAGUE GOES GLOBAL WITH LAUNCH OF FOX SPORTS’ WATCH NRL

Global NRL Fans Will Never Miss Their Team In Action With The New Watch NRL Streaming Service

The first Rugby League international streaming service of its kind, Watch NRL, will ensure Rugby League fans travelling or living abroad can watch their team every round live with Watch NRL featuring every game of the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership season, finals series and Grand Final LIVE.

In addition fans will be able to watch LIVE all three State of Origin matches, Australian men and women’s Tests played on local soil along with games from the Intrust NSW and QLD state competitions.

FOX SPORTS Director, Operations and Digital, Les Wigan said: “Now NRL fans travelling or living overseas can watch their team in action every week live with the launch of Watch NRL. This service is a game changer.

“It will help take Rugby League to thousands of fans in more markets, across more platforms, than ever before delivering the best on-field coverage plus FOX SPORTS’ award-winning NRL shows and the most loved commentary team in the business.”

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said the Watch NRL service would help grow the game globally.

“We know people want to watch the best of Rugby League when they are overseas and this will deliver the game to them live wherever they are,” he said.

The Watch NRL streaming service will be the only destination for fans outside of Australia, New Zealand and certain Pacific Nations* to watch every NRL match live and on demand.

Included in the package is access to FOX LEAGUE, the only dedicated 24/7 Rugby League channel, which includes favourite NRL shows NRL 360, The Late Show with Matty Johns and the award-winning League Life.

FOX LEAGUE’s expert team of analysts including greats Mal Meninga, Gorden Tallis, Matty Johns, Greg Alexander and current stars including Cooper Cronk and Luke Lewis will feature across the week’s NRL line-up.

The game’s biggest and best commentary team including Warren Smith, Andrew Voss, Brenton Speed and Matt Russell will make fans feel like they’re at the game wherever they are watching.

Watch NRL will also deliver LIVE coverage of the upcoming World Club Challenge, the anticipated Cam Smith and Johnathan Thurston Testimonial Match and the traditional Charity Shield along with Rugby League’s night of nights, the Dally Ms.

The innovative streaming service will allow viewers to choose where they want to start watching from with instant full match replays available, plus fans can download matches to watch offline and set games to auto-download for their favourite team.

Games are spoiler-free, with the ability to turn scores off, while pre and live match notifications means subscribers will never miss a minute of action.

Users can choose the way they watch, from the dedicated website http://www.watchnrl.com, via the Watch NRL mobile and tablet apps for iOS and Android or through screens with Airplay or Chromecast enabled for Watch NRL.

Fans can trial the Watch NRL service with a free two week trial offer for those that sign up between 14 February and 15 March, 2018. Fans who sign up during the trial offer will be able to enjoy The World Club Challenge and International Double Header featuring South Sydney, St George Illawarra and English Super League powerhouses Wigan and Hull FC.

For more information visit http://www.watchnrl.com

*Watch NRL content will be accessible outside of Australia, New Zealand and the following Pacific Nations - Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, East Timor, Solomon Islands, Niue, Nauru, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Northern Marianas, Tokelau, Tahiti, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Palau, and Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Iles esparses and French Polynesia.

FOX SPORTS DELIVERS EVERY AFL GAME LIVE TO INTERNATIONAL FANS WITH WATCH AFL

FOX SPORTS takes AFL to more fans around the world with Watch AFL global pass

International streaming service will deliver LIVE and on demand coverage of every AFL game plus FOX FOOTY's week long entertainment

Following last year’s successful launch, the ground-breaking international streaming service Watch AFL returns to deliver LIVE and on demand coverage of every game in the 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership Season to footy fans living or travelling outside Australia.

Watch AFL will also deliver all the Finals action including the showcase event, the 2018 Grand Final, LIVE and on demand.

In addition to being able to watch your team every round live, fans will receive FOX FOOTY’s unrivalled line-up of award-winning shows keeping them entertained and informed across the week.

Fan favourites including AFL 360, Bounce, Open Mike and the new look On the Couch will return plus a host of new shows will deliver the biggest and most exciting line-up ever.

The best team of callers, presenters and experts will guide viewers through the action making fans feel they are at the game and in the thick of the battle, wherever they are around the world.

FOX SPORTS COO, Peter Campbell, said: “We know how passionate AFL fans are. They live and breathe it. With Watch AFL it doesn’t matter if you are living overseas or travelling for business or holiday – you won’t miss any of the action with live coverage of every game right through to and including the big dance, the 2018 Grand Final”.

“Fans loved what they received last year from FOX SPORTS’ first international streaming service, and with new faces including Garry Lyon, Nick Riewoldt and Bob Murphy, more shows across the week and enhanced product features, this year will be even better.”

Fans can choose to watch the way they want, either from the dedicated website http://www.watchafl.com.au or via the Watch AFL mobile and tablet Apps for iOS and Android with Airplay or Chromecast enabled.

Brand new features this year include a soon to be released dedicated Apple TV App, and a new iOS and Android app feature allowing fans to download matches and shows to watch offline.

Fans can now trial the Watch AFL service with a free two week offer available until March 31, 2018. Fans who sign up now can watch the final round of the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Fixtures continuing Friday 16 March between GWS Giants and Brisbane Lions.

FOX FOOTY remains the only network to watch every game, of every round LIVE with no ad-breaks siren to siren, all on a dedicated 24/7 AFL channel

For more information visit the FOX SPORTS' Australia Media Centre: https://www.foxsports.com.au/media-centre

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