Footy fans are relishing the return of the 124th season of the AFL, which will kicked off on Thursday, 19 March. The AFL is the most highly attended spectator sport in Australia and one of the top five most attended league’s world-wide, with an average of well over thirty-thousand people in the stadiums for each game.
Entering the 2020 season Richmond are the reigning Premiers and will be favourites to make it two in a row and three in four years, but there are a number of teams looking to stop them from doing just that, and you can enjoy the action when watching at home on your big screen or streaming matches live to a mobile device.
Must See 2020 AFL Live TV
There will be a number of fascinating contests during the 2020 AFL premiership season, beginning with an early season Showdown between Collingwood and Richmond on June 11th. On the same weekend only one day later is the traditional Easter Monday clash between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks now taking place on June 12th. July kicks off with a mouthwatering clash between potential champions West Coast and Richmond on the July 2nd, before an interstate derby between the Swans and the Demons on July 5th.
2020 Toyota AFL Premiership season
When: March 19 – October 24
With only the first five rounds of fixtures being announced for the season restart, there is sure to be more tantalising fixtures set to be released over the coming weeks, which will be updated on this page. Every match of every round will be broadcast live with no ad breaks during play on the AFL dedicated Fox Footy channel (Kayo/Foxtel), with only selected games available depending on which state you live in on Free to Air TV (Seven Network). Check out all the upcoming fixtures below:
AFL 2020 Premiership Season LIVE TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Mon, Sep 14||Collingwood vs Gold Coast Suns||LIVE: 7.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thu, Sep 17||North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles||LIVE: 7.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Fri, Sep 18||St Kilda vs GWS Giants||LIVE: 7.50pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Sep 19||Essendon vs Melbourne||LIVE: 2.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sat, Sep 19||Adelaide Crows vs Richmond||LIVE: 5.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sat, Sep 19||Brisbane Lions vs Carlton||LIVE: 7.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sep 20||Hawthorn vs Gold Coast Suns||LIVE: 1.05pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sep 20||Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats||LIVE: 3.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sun, Sep 20||Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs||LIVE: 6.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, Sep 21||Collingwood vs Port Adelaide||LIVE: 7.15pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Above events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The AFL TV replays will be available exclusively on Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) for several days .
Watch or Stream the AFL Live
While the free to air AFL telecasts are limited to an average of four contests in each round, the Fox Footy channel (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide the most complete live coverage with no ad-breaks during play before the grand final. This includes watching the AFL live online with eligible mobile and internet connected devices (PC & Mac excluded) using the Foxtel Go app, and replays so you can enjoy the action no matter your schedule.
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Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offering. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same Fox Footy broadcasts, and include the convenience of streaming the AFL free and Live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Kayo also have a split-view feature so you can watch up to four live events at the same time, ensuring you never miss a key moment of the wide range of sport listed in the Kayo TV guide. This offer also applies to existing Telstra customers, to get started just visit the website listed below.
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Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every round from the NRL and AFL, action from the Super Rugby, UFC and V8 Supercars – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
AFL on Free to Air
Continuing in 2020, the twenty-three rounds of the AFL Premiership will be for the most part held three days a week, Friday to Sunday. The AFL Free to Air coverage on Seven Network will include live telecasts of the Friday night game, up to two matches on Saturday, one contest on Sunday afternoon, and any games that fall on a public holiday, a Monday or a Thursday. Channel 7 will also broadcast the entire Final series live, including the Grand Final.
Channel Seven vs Foxtel/Kayo
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited, Foxtel and Kayo Sports will televise every game in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with up to five exclusive matches each week including the games on Saturday and Sunday night. Additionally, the Kayo Sports AFL coverage will include the option to pause, rewind, check scores, watch multiple matches and other fan friendly features.
|Day / Time / Event||Channel|
|Friday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 2||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Evening||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Night Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday Night Game 2||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 1||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 2||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday Evening||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday & Public Holidays||Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo|
The above listing offers a guide for what games are shown on each channel, Australia-wide, and does not reflect Channel Seven’s free to air state-to-state variations which may also include:
New South Wales (NSW) – Sydney: All GWS Giants and Sydney Swans matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.
Queensland (QLD) – Brisbane: All Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.
South Australia (SA) – Adelaide: All Port Adelaide Power and Adelaide Crows matches will be televised by the Seven Network across Channel 7, as well as 7Mate and 7HD.
Western Australia (WA) – Perth: All Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles matches will be televised by the Seven Network, live, alternating between Channel 7 and 7Mate.
ACT – Canberra: All GWS Giants and Sydney Swans matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.
Victoria – Melbourne: No special Free to Air broadcasting arrangements apply.
Northern Territories (NT) – Darwin: No special Free to Air broadcasting arrangements apply.
Tasmania – Hobart: No special Free to Air broadcasting arrangements apply.
AFL 2020 Teams to Watch
The Richmond Tigers will head into the 2020 season as the favourites to take out their 13th Premiership, after they dominated the GWS Giants in the Grand Final last year to the tune of 89 points en route to their second flag in three years. Their selfless style of play and incredible ball movement was on show throughout the finals series in 2019, and the pairing of key forwards Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt worked as well as anyone could have hoped. A smattering of top-level talent and an array of capable co-stars with well-defined roles should once again make them extremely difficult to beat in 2020, and you won’t miss a minute when watching this week’s AFL live online.
The team the Tigers defeated in the 2019 Grand Final, the GWS Giants, will also head into 2020 as Premiership hopefuls, and will be desperate to avenge the disappointing loss they suffered on their first trip to the big dance last year. The Giants’ top end is as talented as any in the league, and the return of Stephen Coniglio – who missed the second half of last season with a knee injury – amongst a host of other injured stars will give them a huge boost in 2020. For years they’ve been close but have never been able to break their Premiership duck, but if they can avoid the injury curse which has plagued them in recent years they will be well and truly in the mix.
Another side likely to be thereabouts at the pointy end of the season is the team GWS beat in a thrilling preliminary final last year, the Collingwood Magpies. The Magpies have made it to the final four in each of the last two years and enjoyed a Grand Final appearance in 2018, but they’ve been unable to take the next step and win a 15th Premiership. This year, they will bring back much of the same cast which made them such a dangerous side in 2019, and led by arguably the best midfield in the business they will have their eyes firmly set on the Premiership Cup.