By James Atkinson

Fox Sports will provide live outside broadcasts of a record 21 matches from 10 different cities across Australia this weekend,
incorporating over 51 hours of live match coverage.

With all four of the country’s major football codes in action, the record 21 live outside broadcasts from Friday to Monday
will include seven from the NRL’s Telstra Premiership and Toyota Cup competitions, six from the AFL’s NAB Cup, five from
the Hyundai A-League, and three from FxPro Super Rugby.

The live broadcasts, which will screen in High Definition across Fox Sports 1, 2 and 3, and the Fox Footy channel, will
emanate from 10 cities across the country, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast,
Newcastle, Geelong, and Ballarat.

Fox Sports CEO, Patrick Delany, said the extraordinary scheduling has stretched the company’s resources like never
before and reinforces its commitment to live sport.

“This is going to be the biggest weekend of live sport we’ve ever covered at Fox Sports,” he said.

“We’ll be producing over 51 hours of live programming locally, coming from everywhere from North Ballarat to Perth, and
from multiple venues within Sydney and Melbourne. We’ve had to source over 600 crew to get us through what will be the
biggest weekend of the year for live sport nationally with all four football codes in full swing.”

“We’ve got some outstanding contests in the mix. The NAB Cup is getting to the pointy end as teams push for a Grand Final
berth next weekend and we’ve got a slate of huge NRL clashes including the Bulldogs against the Dragons on Saturday
night. Star Wallaby Kurtley Beale runs out in Rebels colours for the first time against the defending Super Rugby champions,
and the A-League rivalry between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory is as good as you’ll find in any code.”

“It once again emphasises the breadth and quality of live sport we provide and why Fox Sports is a must-have for fans of
any code,” said Delany.

The live action gets underway at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium from 6pm AEDT tomorrow when Essendon host Sydney
Swans in the third round of the NAB Cup. The 21st and final LIVE broadcast for the weekend will feature the Eels against last
year’s Grand Finalists the Warriors in the Round 2 NRL Monday Night Football clash from Parramatta Stadium.

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