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Volume 10 No. 23
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Australian Athletics Tour Confirms Nine And Fox Sports As Broadcast Partners

Athletics Australia revealed that in '13 both the Nine Network and Fox Sports will return as broadcasters of the Australian Athletics Tour. The Network has confirmed it will showcase the sport even though calendar changes see the AAT lead into the National Rugby League and Australian Football League seasons. A similar interest for the broadcast rights is expected internationally after the '12 season saw 62 countries in Pan Asia alone acquire the rights as well as networks in New Zealand, the U.K. and South Africa. The Nine Network’s coverage will see a one-hour highlights package, produced by Jam TV, from each AAT event being aired less than 24 hours after its conclusion. The '13 schedule will also include a highlights package of the Australian Athletics Championships and World Championships Selection Trials, to be played a week after conclusion (Athletics Australia).