Footy fans will have a new weekly entertainment sports series, League Nation Live, kicking off in February 2016.
Hosted by newly retired Broncos captain Justin Hodges, Deadly Award and Logie nominee actor Aaron Fa’Aoso, new faces and league fanatics Hannah Hollis and Jodan Perry and community ambassador Nathan Appo, the 32-week series will capture the best of Australia’s favourite football code, the NRL, with the latest and greatest in entertainment joining the conversation, up close and personal in the studio.
Produced by Indigenous production company, Carbon Media, in front of a live Brisbane studio audience, the show will bring 90 jam-packed minutes of entertainment and sports each week. From community clubs to the State of Origin, all layers of the game will be covered by some of the country's biggest league personalities.
"Rugby League is huge in Indigenous communities, with 12 per cent representation across the NRL, including some of the game's biggest stars"
Mark Ella, Executive Producer, NITV Sport, says "Rugby League is huge in Indigenous communities, with 12 per cent representation across the NRL, including some of the game's biggest stars. NITV is committed to championing sport and we are excited to be offering a truly distinctive live rugby league entertainment offering for all audiences."
Adam Check, NRL Head of Community, adds: "I congratulate NITV and Carbon Media on their commitment to progressing League Nation Live. I look forward to watching the growth of the series in 2016 and thank NITV for its ongoing commitment to Rugby League and to our Indigenous communities."
Wayne Denning, Executive Producer, League Nation Live, adds: "Without a doubt it's an exciting opportunity to produce a truly unique show for families - 32 weeks, live, nationally, out of Brisbane, with an Indigenous cast talking all things NRL and entertainment."
League Nation Live will broadcast from February 2016 on NITV (Ch 34 & Foxtel 144) Viewers
For further media information and interview requests:
Selina Govan, Senior Communications Specialist, NITV
0406 438 675