Football Australia has followed in the footsteps of the A-League by striking a new broadcast deal with Network Ten’s owners ViacomCBS that will include free-to-air coverage of Socceroos matches – apart from the World Cup – until the end of 2024.
In a deal reportedly worth $100 million, Network 10 and yet-to-be-launched streaming service Paramount+ will be the new home of the Socceroos, the Matildas and the FFA Cup from August 1.
It comes after last month’s announcement that A-League and W-League rights had also been secured by ViacomCBS for $200 million.
“This is an enormous vote of confidence in the future direction of football in Australia including the bold 15-year vision and strategic agenda we have set for the game,” Football Australia CEO James Johnson said.
“This is the first time Football Australia has been able to secure a direct broadcast deal of this nature with a commercial free-to-air partner.
“No sport has the power to unite all Australians quite like football can.”
The Socceroos have a new broadcast deal. Picture: Francois Nel/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
The deal will bring to an end Fox Sports’ coverage of Socceroos and Matildas matches.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the enormous contribution that (Foxtel Group CEO) Patrick Delany and Fox Sports have made to Australian football over the last 15 years,” Johnson said.
“Fox Sports’ commitment, leadership and significant investment has helped evolve our game to where it is today, and for that we will always be grateful.”
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