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Saturday News Summary

AFL JLT Series -Richmond v Adelaide: 7,262 at Etihad Stadium Fri STV: #AFL #FoxFooty Richmond v Adelaide 116k A-league Melbourne City v Sydney FC – 10,706 at Aami Park Fri TV #ALeague #SBSviceland #MCYvSYD 97k (Metro 60k Regional 37k) Fri STV: #ALeague #FoxSports #MCYvSYD 68k Rugby Union Reds v Sharks…




2016-17 Womens Sports Media Rights Deals

Here is a brief comparison of known Australian womens sports tv deals. Australian Football League – Womens Two year deal No Additional rights funds Production costs covered by Foxtel and the Seven Network Opening game of the season, every saturday night game and the grand final live and on the…


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Football Federation Australia to open TV talks in April

The Financial Review reports that the FFA has been engaging with a number of interested parties, but official negotiations are penciled in for early April. The current $40 million per season, four-year deal, which expires mid-2017, sees Fox Sports show all matches, including the weekend’s higher rating derbies and rivalry games….


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A-League takes shot at TV windfall

The Australian is reporting that Football Federation Australia has kicked off negotiations on the richest television deal in its 11-year history by targeting a doubling in the price of its media rights with more free-to-air coverage. Administrators are said to be confident of achieving a big rise in the value,…


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NRL in talks over club trial web broadcasts

The Telegraph is reporting that the NRL is in talks to allow clubs to broadcast their own trial matches. NRL head of football Todd Greenberg initially told clubs they would not be allowed to broadcast any trials because of “broadcasting obligations’’. Greenberg wrote in the December 15 letter, which was…




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ARU to sign $275-$285 million Media deal

Various Media outlets are reporting that an announcement will be made tomorrow by the ARU concerning its media rights. News Limited reports the deal is worth 285 million at 57 million a year, Fairfax says 275 million at 55 million a year. The five-year deal means the cash-strapped ARU has…



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NRL Media Rights Announcement

The deal is worth $1.8 billion to the NRL – 70 per cent higher than the existing rights. With the sale of international and radio rights to come, it is anticipated that the total value of the final package will exceed $1.9 billion. Under the agreement, many of the changes…


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News Corp salvages NRL rights

As Reported by both News Corp and Fairfax, it appears that News will win the rights to Saturday, in what both papers report as part of a likely 1.85 billion rights agreement. News reported that amid marathon talks late Wednesday night, insiders said Fox, Nine and the NRL were close…



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Full AFL Media Deal Announced

THE AFL will reap a major financial windfall after striking a colossal new six-year, $2.508 billion broadcast rights agreement. The new deal will see Channel Seven, Foxtel and Telstra continue as the League’s broadcasters under the new deal, which will run from 2017 to 2022. The current deal expires at…


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NRL FTA TV Rights Deal 2018-2022

Nine Entertainment has signed an agreement with the NRL for $925 million to broadcast 4 NRL games live each week from 2018. These matches will be played on Thursday Night, Friday Night, Saturday Night and Sunday Afternoon. The deal also includes the Finals, Origin, and other special event matches. The…


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Seven in a jam as NRL, AFL TV rights deals loom

The Australian reported on the weekend that the NRL is wanting to move at least one game on a Saturday to Free to air television, and Fox apparently wants to take another AFL game from Free to air tv. Fox’s media rights with the AFL are being negotiated by former…


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Advertisers refuse to fund sports rights inflation

The Financial Review reports that Australias leading advertising agencies are baulking at having to pay more to cover the cost of the ever increasing hikes in tv rights across the major sports codes. “The AFL, NRL and Cricket Australia are getting to the point that if they don’t moderate their…


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Foxsports Now on Apple TV, Live sport limited

Fairfax is reporting that Foxsports Now is available on Apple TV, but Foxfooty is absent from its lineup. AFL is conspicuously absent from Foxtel Sports Now, which is an instant deal-breaker for many sports fans. Even if you follow the other codes, handing over $20 per month seems steep when…