The A-League will end its long association with Fox Sports at the conclusion of this season, with a new TV deal struck with Channel 10 and soon-to-be-launched streaming service Paramount+.
Under the new deal, Channel 10 will show an A-League match on free-to-air every Saturday night at 7.30pm.
10 Bold will be the new home of the Westfield W-League, with a match broadcast live every Sunday of the league. All free-to-air matches will also be simulcast on 10 Play.
And, in a football first, A-League and Westfield W-League games will be available on Paramount+ which launches on Wednesday, August 11 for $8.99, with football fans and Club members given a special deal to access all games.
Officials hope will it give the A-League a much-needed boost, with ratings on Fox falling to diabolical levels this season.
Beverley McGarvey, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are thrilled to partner with the Australian Professional Leagues to become the new home of football for both the A-League and Westfield W-League, giving all Australians access to more football than ever before.”
The new deal marks the conclusion of the A-League and Westfield W-League’s 15-year partnership with Fox Sports, and APL Chairman Paul Lederer paid tribute to the amazing partnership and what had been achieved since the A-League began in 2005.
“Though this marks the start of a new era for the Leagues, Fox Sports has been a great friend of football since the beginning and we’re incredibly grateful for their support and investment over the past 16 years,” Lederer said.
“We thank Patrick Delany and his team for everything they have done for us and for their commitment to help partner us through this transition.”