National Indigenous Television (NITV) has confirmed return dates for their sports programs Yokayi Footy and Over the Black Dot in 2021.
In partnership with the AFL, Yokayi Footy will return on Wednesday 17 March at 8:00pm.
The 2021 season of Yokayi Footy will welcome a new face, with AFL enthusiast and fitness expert Megan Waters joining fellow young media star Tony Armstrong as host, together with former triple premiership Brisbane Lions and Australian Indigenous Team of the Century player Darryl White. Audiences can also look forward to Andrew Krakouer joining the program as a regular panellist.
Yokayi Footy will continue to cover everything Australians love about AFL through bold conversation, entertainment and a youthful lens. In the 2021 season, audiences can look forward to more hard-hitting monologues, community stories and guest spots with prominent Indigenous players.
Over the Black Dot, NITV’s flagship NRL panel show, will also return to screens on Wednesday 17 March, at 8:35pm, with more yarns and rugby analysis alongside the best Aboriginal players in the League.
The Dot’s legendary line-up of presenters are back, with senior journalist Jodan Perry, dual international rugby player Timana Tahu, NRL premiership winner George Rose and dual international athlete Bo de la Cruz returning to the helm.
Each week, the panel will be joined by special guests to review and analyse each round of the NRL.
NITV’s Head of Sport, Mark Ella, said:
“After a tumultuous year for sport, we can’t wait to welcome our flagship AFL and NRL shows back in 2021.
“Welcoming Megan to our Yokayi Footy family is a great way to start the season, and we’re so looking forward to introducing her to our audience. We’re also thrilled to be working closely with the AFL once again, continuing the positive impact the two organisations can make together.
“And of course, who could forget about the Dot – our incredible panel are back again, and I personally can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.”
Yokayi Footy will be broadcast on NITV, SBS, SBS On Demand, AFL.com.au and the AFL Live app. Over the Black Dot will be broadcast on NITV and SBS On Demand. Both programs will be repeated on SBS VICELAND, with Over the Black Dot airing at 11:35pm on Thursday’s and Yokayi Footy airing at 11:15pm on Friday’s.