Despite the NFL and MLB's increasing popularity in Australia, One HD/Network Ten have recently announced that they will no longer be showing the NFL & MLB as of 2014 until further notice.
UPDATE: Channel 7 has since taken over One HD's right & will be showing the NFL in 2014. Get all the info hereAside from this being heartbreaking for casual fans, the news will also be a major thorn in side for promoters hoping to bring an NFL game down under and future MLB games as exposure to new fans with only free to air TV will be cut off. One HD has had particularly very good coverage of the NFL for the past few seasons, showing 2/3 live games each week and one would wonder with its early Monday morning timeslot, that a lot of viewers would be tuning in to watch the network at a time that otherwise wouldn't. A few years ago One also dropped the NBA meaning that the network no longer broadcasts any major US Sports. Hopefully this changes in the near future but I know personally I have had a lot of friends who use to occasionally watch the games on One and are now die hard fans. With this news, fans down under will rely on Foxtel (ESPN, Fox Sports) and digital streaming services (NFL Game Pass, MLB.TV) for their viewing needs in 2014.