More Than 250 Million People Expected To Tune In To A-League Final On TV
More than 250 million people could watch A-League side Brisbane Roar’s "quest to become the first club to win three A-League championships," according to Marco Monteverde of NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA. Sunday’s grand final at Suncorp Stadium between the Roar and the Wanderers "will be most watched club match in Australian football history." Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop said, “The 2014 grand final will be the greatest showcase for Australian football ever seen, thanks to the domestic and international broadcast and Internet deals we’ve done over the past year." Apart from the live coverage on Fox Sports 2, "the grand final will be the first of the A-League era to be broadcast on Australian free-to-air television." It will also be the first A-League decider "to be broadcast live into major European, North American and Asian markets, and the first to be streamed internationally." Among the 57 countries showing the match live are Italy, the U.K., Ireland, the U.S., China, Singapore, Mexico and South Africa (NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA, 5/1).