Fox Sports & Kayo Sports today unveiled a star-studded suite of experts and player ambassadors along with new programming details for the upcoming Suncorp Super Netball season at the 2022 Fox Netball launch.
The world’s premier netball competition will reach new heights this year with every match to be shown live, ad break free during play and exclusive on Foxtel and Kayo.
Fox Netball’s team of experts for the 2022 season features some of the biggest names to have played the game, including Bianca Chatfield, Catherine Cox, Laura Geitz, Sharni Norder, Madison Browne, Caitlin Thwaites and Caitlin Bassett.
The coverage will be led by experienced host Hannah Hollis who will guide netball fans through each gameday, while player ambassadors Liz Watson, Gretel Bueta and Paige Hadley will add their on-court insights throughout the season.
Fox Netball also announced two brand new shows which will keep fans entertained between rounds including Centre Circle, hosted by Hannah Hollis and showcasing star players, and will kick off the round each week with a one-hour look at life on and off the court.
Fans can also catch a comprehensive wrap of the round on Pivot - a live show that will begin straight after the last game on Sunday to discuss key storylines and team performances.
Fox Sports Executive Director, Steve Crawley, said: “Netball has been part of our lives and now we get the chance to showcase the game for the first time in prime time. We have worked hard on innovations to bring the feel and sound of the game to life. It’s a challenge everyone at Fox Sports is up for.”
Fans will for the first time be able to watch the biggest games on Kayo live and free, with every game of the Suncorp Super Netball season on Sundays, as well as the Finals and Grand Final streaming on Kayo Freebies.
Kayo Sports Chief Executive Officer Julian Ogrin said: “For the growing number of Aussie fans that want to stream their sport, every single game of the SSN league will be live on Kayo this year. In addition, Kayo will make this fast-growing sport even more accessible by delivering key games on Kayo Freebies every week.”
Visibility of women’s sport has never been stronger with Foxtel Group providing a platform of 2.4 million subscribers across Foxtel and Kayo to watch women compete across 19 different codes. This unrivalled breadth of coverage continues to expand with Foxtel and Kayo recently committing to show every game of the WBBL, WNBL and now Suncorp Super Netball season.
Netball Australia, Super Netball League Commission and Foxtel Group last year announced a ground-breaking five-year broadcast and digital rights partnership, which will see every Suncorp Super Netball game aired live and ad-break free during play on Foxtel and Kayo.
The deal, which runs from 2022 to 2026, will ensure the sport’s elite competition remains accessible to Australia’s large netball fanbase, cementing the code as the country’s top female team participation sport.
Round One of the 2022 Suncorp Super Netball season begins on Saturday, March 26 when the Thunderbirds take on the Magpies.