Broadcaster TEN Sports Signs Three-Year Broadcast Deal With A-League
Broadcaster TEN Sports "signed an exclusive three-year deal" to broadcast the A-League live from the '14-15 to '16-17 season, according to the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. The league "will be available across the TEN Network on TEN Action, TEN Sports and TEN HD with live-streaming on tensports.com." TEN Sports "will showcase 86 matches per season including the five games of the final Series playoffs." It "will also broadcast weekly highlights of the league and 10 games of the Football Federation Australia Cup for each of the three seasons." World Sport Group, which distributes the A-League and FFA Cup worldwide on behalf of the FFA, "brokered the TEN Sports deal." FFA CEO David Gallop said, "Australian football is enjoying a huge period of growth and that's reflected in our global TV reach, which includes important broadcasters in Europe, North America and Asia" (BUSINESS STANDARD, 5/7).