How to watch the 2015 AFL Grand Final in HD

After years of begging from fans, Channel 7 has relented and will show the full Australian rules grand final in high definition.

It's been one of the biggest complaints about sport in Australia: the grand finals for our major footy codes are only shown in standard definition, even though free-to-air channels also have high-definition channels which they could use for simulcasts.

That finally changes for Aussie rules fans this year, with the AFL Grand Final stoush between Hawthorn and West Coast being simulcast on both Seven's standard-definition main channel and on 7MATE, which is in high-definition.

The main broadcast kicks off at 1400 AEST on Saturday 3 October 2015.

No word yet from Channel 9 on if it will make a similar move for the NRL Grand Final, which takes place the following day.

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