The Hyundai A-League 2015 Grand Final, presented by Foxtel, is set to be the most watched club match in the history of Australian football, thanks to unprecedented interest in the championship decider.
Melbourne Victory will play Sydney FC at AAMI Park, Melbourne, this Sunday 17 May (4pm kick off). The match is forecast to beat last year’s Hyundai A-League Grand Final average TV audience of 650,000 in Australia and a global reach of 250 million.
The Hyundai A-League 2015 Grand Final will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 4 (Channel 505) from 3pm AEST and from 4.30pm AEST on SBS TV 1.
The match will be broadcast live into major European, North American and Asian markets and live streamed live internationally.
The Hyundai A-League’s international coverage will see the Hyundai 2015 Grand Final broadcast live in 57 countries, including Germany, the UK, Ireland, USA, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, India & Indian Sub-continent, Mexico and Sub-Saharan Africa. The match will be available on live streaming via www.aleague.livesport.tv, an internet TV subscription service for users outside of Australia and Oceania.
In addition to the full match broadcasts, highlights of the Hyundai A-League 2015 Grand Final will be seen in 53 countries throughout Asia including Japan, South Korea, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East.
FFA CEO David Gallop said the growing Australian and international broadcast audiences would give the A-League another huge boost in credibility and popularity.
“We’ve always been of the view that any fan who comes to an A-League game for the first time will want to come back,” said Gallop. “It’s the same with TV viewers. Sunday’s Grand Final should attract a record TV audience and we say many will become hooked on the top-class action and atmosphere on show at AAMI Park.
“Over the past decade Fox Sports has set new benchmarks for world-class production and in tandem with SBS will take the coverage to millions of Australian households, pubs and clubs.
“The huge international reach will show the world that Australian club football produces fantastic sporting entertainment.”
FFA has a long standing agreement with World Sport Group (WSG) to market the worldwide broadcast and digital rights for the Hyundai A-League.
Hyundai A-League 2015 Grand Final, presented by Foxtel
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC
Sunday 17 May 2015
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-off 4.00pm (AEST)
Gates open 2.00pm (AEST)