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2016-2022 A-league Media Rights

Free to Air Coverage The deal is for 2 years. Network Ten will show the 7.30pm live game on Saturday night on secondary channel One, as well as all finals. Harvey Norman has come on board as a sponsor of Ten’s Saturday Night coverage. Network Ten will also show Socceroos…

Was the AFLs China foray a success or failure?

Much has been made of the recent Australian Rules game between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide in Shanghai – no small amount has been hype from the AFL, and some mockery from other codes, as well as some local confusion as to what the game actually is –…

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Concerning ratings

Im still working out what I can and cant do in terms of ratings, please bear with me while i sort this out. I apologise for any inconvenience.  

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Weekend Crowds, Ratings

Thursday Thu AFL – West Coast v Sydney – Official crowd: 38,065 at Domain Stadium, Perth Thu STV: #AFLEaglesSwans #FoxFooty 357k (Only one FoxFooty H&A game bigger in 2016 – #AFL NTH MELB V HAWTHORN in June with 399k) Thu STV: #AFL #FoxFooty #AFLEaglesSwans National: 357k (Metro: Syd 34k Mel…

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Important Note

Pursuant to notices issued to us by Oztam, we are no lomger publishing ratings data commencing immediately, and per the Oztam notice are removing ratings data from the site. We apologise for any inconvenience, as we believe this was the only place much of this data was available.

November Sponsorship Announcements

The A-league Adelaide United have continued their push to strengthening relationships into China by signing CubeGoal as the their new Chinese sports and media partner for the rest of the 2016-17 season Perth have announced that National Storage and Goodlife have extended their sponsorships to include the clubs W-league teams. Sydney FC have agreed a…

Origin rules in Canberra for 2016

Seven of the 10 most-watched shows in Canberra this year were sports telecasts, led by the first two State of Origin matches (back when WIN showed Nine’s programs). Cronulla’s NRL grand final win and the AFL grand final were also popular.  

AFL Womens Pay Deal Finalised

In November 2016, the final pay details and arrangements for the womens AFL comp were announced. Players will have to pay for private health insurance costs but the new package will see the AFL cover: costs for football boots and runners a travel allowance when playing interstate income protection insurance…

Melbourne Storm finances

Periodically certain AFL leaning folks bring up the Melbourne Storms funds and debt profile over the years. In 2010, Crikey noted that the Storm had been losing 6 million a year, with News covering the losses. In 2012, the Australian Rugby League Commission guaranteed $26.5 million over the next six…

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AFL/NRL Grand Final Advertising costs

The Australian reports that Nine Network is selling 30-second advertising slots in Sunday’s 2016 NRL grand final for about $75,000 each, although the price could jump with demand expected to spike after an ideal set of results over the weekend, while  inventory is running low, and could be around the…

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Footy in Queensland where Girls play too!

This offseason I thought we’d take a look at women in football, whether playing or in adminstration, and also get an in depth feel from the landscape ahead of the introduction of a national AFL womens competition in 2017. In the first part of this series on Womens football, I…

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New Footy Industry Discussion Forum

The brand new Footy Industry discussion forum is up and running here. Please feel free to discuss or ask about anything related to this forum. I have no idea if anyone will use it, or if anyone even wants to, but we lack a place where we can discuss such…

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IC 2014 Preview: USA Revolution (Men)

As we head towards the 2014 International Cup, I had a brief chat with Matt Bishop, the coach of the United States mens Australian Football side, the Revolution. Matt spent some time playing junior footy in central Queensland and on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. Most of…

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AFl reaping dividend from Adelaide Oval move

Source: Sports Business Insider The move by Adelaide and Port Adelaide to Adelaide Oval has paid off so far with attendances up 42% on last year. South Australian Sports Minister Leon Bignell said that it wasnt just a great move for fans but also for corporate interests. “They didn’t like…