ViacomCBS invests $ 100 million to become “football’s new home”
Last month ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) announced a landmark media partnership deal worth $ 200 million. The five-year deal, which begins next season, aims to give Australian football the greatest reach it has ever had.
In a new announcement, ViacomCBS spent an additional $ 100 million on a contract with Football Australia to get more football broadcast rights. The deal will see all Australian national teams and FFA Cup matches broadcast on Network 10 and the soon-to-be-launched Paramount +.
The $ 100 million will be spread over a three-year contract and will give ViacomCBS the broadcast rights to all national teams (Socceroos, Westfield Matildas, Young Socceroos, Young Matildas, Joeys and Westfield Junior Matildas) owned or controlled by Football Australia. , as well as AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, AFC Asian Cups and other AFC tournaments until December 31, 2024.
Previously, Fox Sports owned the broadcast rights to these matches.
Beverley McGarvey, Director of Content and Executive Vice President of ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand, said: “Today marks a new era for Australian football. This historic deal gives all Australians access to more football than ever.
“We are delighted to partner with Football Australia and are proud to provide national team football and the FFA Cup with unprecedented reach and exposure across our many platforms, including Network 10 and our new streaming service Paramount +.
“We will be featuring all Socceroos, Westfield Matildas and FFA Cup matches, which not only complements our recently announced rights agreement to broadcast every A-League and Westfield W-League match, but reinforces our commitment to football in this country. “
Jarrod Villani, Chief Operating and Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand said: “Today’s announcement truly marks a new era for Australian football and one that we are delighted to be celebrating. to be a part of.
“This historic agreement further accelerates our strategy and commitment to bring the sport to all Australians. The broad reach and exposure that the sport, teams and players will enjoy, as well as the wealth of programming opportunities across all of our platforms, including those of our parent company ViacomCBS, is unparalleled.
“But of course the real winners here are the fans.
“We look forward to working with Football Australia and building one of the strongest sporting partnerships in the world.”
Under this agreement, the full suite of content to which 10 ViacomCBS now owns the rights is:
• Matildas Friendly Internationals (home and away)
• Socceroos Friendly Internationals (home and away)
• Friendly international men U23 (at home)
• Socceroos 2026 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers round two matches (home)
• Other junior national team matches controlled by Football Australia (home)
• Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar – Third Round (including potential play-offs)
• 2023 AFC China Asian Cup Finals
• AFC Women’s Asian Cup finals in India 2022TM
• AFC Asian Under-23 Cup Finals 2022, 2024
• AFC women’s Olympic qualifying tournament (final round) for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
• 2023 AFC Asian Cup U20 Finals
• 2023 AFC Asian Under-17 Cup Finals
• 2022 and 2024 AFC Women’s Asian Cup U20 Finals
• 2022 and 2024 AFC Women’s Asian Cup U17 Finals
• AFC Futsal Asian Cup Finals 2022, 2024
• AFC Solidarity Cup 2024
• A-League Club play-offs to advance to the round of 32 of the FFA Cup
• All FFA Cup matches played from the round of 16, including the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the FFA Cup final
• All non-Australian matches in AFC competitions, including FIFA World Cup qualifying matches and AFC Asian Cup matches