AFL on Seven just got a whole lot BIGGER

Dennis Cometti joins Seven and combines

with Bruce McAvaney to create the Dream Team on AFL

8 December 2006 --- The Seven Network today signed Dennis Cometti. This is the first of a series of major announcements relating to Seven's coverage of the Australian Football League across 2007-2011 as the network once again joins in partnership with the Australian Football League.

Cometti, acknowledged as one of the great sports commentators, joins with Bruce McAvaney to create the dream team - the two best sports commentators and the two best callers of football are together on Seven.

Announcing Cometti's signing, Ian Johnson, Managing Director of Channel Seven Melbourne and executive-in-charge of Seven's AFL partnership, said: "This is a great signing. Dennis and Bruce are clearly the best in the game. We have the two best sports commentators on Seven and it confirms that this network means business when it comes to football - the best. We can't wait for 2007."

Channel Seven Perth Managing Director, Chris Wharton, said he was delighted that Cometti was rejoining the Seven Network to call AFL" "It's something of a homecoming. Dennis worked at Seven for 17 years and he has many friends right across the network. He's arguably the best caller in the business and is as energetic and contemporary as ever.

Wharton said Basil Zempilas and former 200-game West Coast Eagles veteran, Chris Mainwaring , would continue to present the sport segment for Seven News in Perth . Wharton said: "Nothing changes on this front, Basil and Chris remain an integral part of our top-rating news service. Basil is highly regarded and is one of the best young sports presenter/journalists in the country and is carving out a reputation at a network level."