Press Release. With the AFL Preliminary Final involving Hawthorn and either Adelaide or Fremantle to be played on Saturday September 22 at 5.15pm, 7 News in Melbourne will air on 7TWO at 6pm for the first time ever.
Then following the AFL Preliminary Final, 7 News will deliver an updated bulletin on Channel 7 at 8pm.
Seven Melbourne Managing Director Lewis Martin said:
“We know news and AFL are critical to our Melbourne viewers and with the beauty of multi-channelling, viewers get the best of both worlds.
“We understand the scheduling challenges for this match around stadium availability in Sydney and have been happy to accommodate the best possible outcome for teams, fans and viewers with this historic first for 7 News.”
Saturday September 22
First AFL Preliminary Final: Hawthorn v Winner Adelaide/Fremantle – 4pm on Channel 7
7 News – 6pm on 7TWO
7 News – 8pm on Channel 7
AFL Preliminary Final Post-Match – 8pm on 7mate
Details of broadcast details for other markets will be released soon.