CROCMEDIA to broadcast Hyundai A-League around Oz

CROCMEDIA will significantly increase the footprint of the Hyundai A-League to regional Australia by becoming an official broadcast provider for the next two seasons.

Crocmedia will broadcast every Friday night match, as well as the finals Series and other marquee fixtures, throughout the Super Radio Network to 56 markets across regional New South Wales and southern Queensland as well into Victoria and Western Australia through various broadcasters.

The call will be known as A-League LIVE and will form a similar model to Crocmedia’s successful AFL regional broadcast AFL LIVE.

Crocmedia executive director Chris Giannopoulos said it was a thrill to be able to broadcast one of the fastest-growing sports in Australia.

“The A-League is growing so quickly and we have seen how many supporters it has in this country, so to be able to partner with the FFA and broadcast the game throughout Australia and in particular regional markets is terrific,” Giannopoulos said.

“We’re looking forward to building our commentary team and working alongside the FFA to ensure the broadcast is both entertaining and informative for the fans.”

Shane Smeltz will return from suspension this weekend for the Sky Blues.

Crocmedia can today also announce that it has secured former Socceroos Jason Culina and Danny Tiatto, as well as A-League title winners Clint Bolton and Rocky Visconte as experts for the upcoming season.

Head of the Hyundai A-League Damien de Bohun applauded Crocmedia’s broadcast, citing its importance to football’s growth in regional Australia.

“The Hyundai A-League continues to grow and the Friday night broadcast through Crocmedia will allow football to push further into regional and rural Australia, which is an important part of the Whole of Football Plan,” de Bohun said. “Football is played in every corner of Australia, and this broadcast gives the people from regional areas another opportunity to follow the Hyundai A-League each week.  Many Hyundai A-League clubs have members and fans in regional areas and this is a big win for them.”