The Telegraph reported on May 17th that Nine was losing about 30 million a year on its NRL rights.
- Every game live and simulcast on Foxtel
- 8 games live and simulcast on Foxtel via IPTV (ie.Foxtel for Xbox)
- Dedicated Foxfooty Channel
- Coverage of the Foxtel Cup (second tier knockout comp)
- Coverage of the Under 18 state championships (junior knockout comp)
- 4 games a week live or near live and simulcast on Channel 7
- Live coverage for all non victorian teams on either Channel 7 or its digital channels (in several cases this has lead to 5 games on FTA in non victorian states)
- Live and silmulcast coverage on Telstras NextG and Tbox networks. (1 IPTV game is exclusive to Telstra.)
- Live coverage in every state and terriitory on analogue and digital radio networks.
- International Rules matches covered where applicable
- NAB Cup matches live and exclusive to Foxtel
- NAB Grand Final live on Channel 7
- Fixed schedule up to round 23, and floating for the final round
- ABC broadcasts 1 live state level match per week in every state (the AFL, as owner of at least 5 state leagues, assists with ABC costs)
- No channel 7 ads during Foxtel simulcast coverage.
- May 17, 2013 – Nine to make early call on cricket rights – Telegraph
- Nov 19, 2011 – AFL announce radion rights deal – Mediaspy
- Apr 29, 2011 – Online spoils go to Telstra in AFL’s $1.2b broadcast rights deal – SMH
- Apr 29, 2011 – AFL smashes $1 billion barrier in TV rights deal – Heraldsun
- Apr 28, 2011 – AFL secures TV rights deal for next five years worth $1.253 billion – Heraldsun
- April 28, 2011 – What the new AFL TV deal means for you – Heraldsun
- April 28, 2011 – More live footy under billion dollar AFL rights deal – SMH
- NZ deal was last 14 million a year, and is predicted to be around 100 million over 5 years. Sky have indicated that they do not wish toi bid higher and Free to air apparently cant bid much at all.
- Radio has been finalised, no idea for how much
- 5 Games live and exclusive to Foxtel, including IPTV and tablets
- 3 Games on Channel 9, 1 live on Friday
- Undetermined amount of mobile and internet coverage on Telstra (deal not yet finalised)
- Digital coverage of nines games on GEM across Australia
- All finals live on Nine
- Deals include State of Origin and Four Nations
- Nine will show 2 hours of rugby league content every night and mornings on weekends.
- Queensland Cup will be shown on Nine
- Toyota Cup, NSW Cup and NSW Schoolboys to be shown on Fox as part of 3 non NRL matches per week.
- Nine to broadcast three thursday matches, although its understood that Nine may have paid an extra 30 million for a bonus thursday game that is not mentioned in the heads of agreement.
- Origin will be live and on Nine on Wednesday nights.
- Stand alone test and city v country weekend will be broadcast on Nine
- Sunday game delayed to 4pm on Nine
- First 20 rounds fixed at the start of the season
- Grand Final will be held at night
- Thirteen sunday evening matches during the year
- The Roosters v Warriors Anzac Day match on Fox (except 2014)
- Jan 26, 2013 – NRL season may kick off without NZ rights deal – NZ Herald
- Dec 12, 2012 – NRL secures $100m digital rights deal – Australian
- Dec 11, 2012 – Telstra to sign $100m NRL digital rights deal – Financial Review
- Nov 30, 2012 – Outfoxed by $30m Nine deal – Daily Telegraph
- Nov 26, 2012 – Maquarie, MMM battle it out for tv rights – Telegraph
- Nov 9, 2012 – Battle stations: Egos, intrigue complicate the bidding for NRL radio rights – SMH
- Sep 23, 2012 – Kiwi NRL TV deal is likely to be modest – SMH
- Aug 21, 2012 – League scores $ 1 billion TV deal – ABC Online
- Aug 21, 2012 – Nine, Foxtel seal $1.025 billion NRL deal – Crikey
- Aug 21, 2012 – Nine and Fox Sports retain NRL rights – Daily Telegraph
- Aug 21, 2012 – Nine and Fox Sports retain NRL broadcast rights – SMH