The Seven Network will broadcast American football this season, including San Francisco 49ers games, jumping on the Jarryd Hayne “plane”.
Last night Yahoo7 the TV channel will show three consecutive NFL games on Sunday, ending with the blockbuster NFL Sunday Night Football, live on free-to-air channel 7mate on Monday.
“NFL fans in Australia are set to enjoy a host of 49ers games this season starring their latest superstar Aussie recruit Jarryd Hayne,” a Seven spokesperson said.
At least 14 of the 49ers games to be broadcast live in Australia.
The network also acquired the rights to the Super Bowl, playoffs, traditional kickoff game and Thanksgiving matches.
But the live broadcasts and the time difference between the States and Australia means footy fans will have to stay up late or get up early to watch the games on 7mate.
The Niners’ second match, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, is the first game broadcast by Seven, on Monday, September 21.