Lol this is complete bullshit. Nein bought 4 games and sold the Saturday game and simulcast rights to the other 3 to Fox. With reporting like this from the SMH it sure is a mystery why confidence in "journalism" is dyingWhen Nine last signed a broadcast deal with the NRL in 2015, former chief executive David Gyngell secured rights for all matches in a move that infuriated News Corp and ultimately sealed the departure of former NRL boss Dave Smith.
Foxtel then had to buy five games a week from Nine to show on its dedicated rugby league channel on Foxtel. The deal with Foxtel reduced the cost of Nine’s free-to-air deal to $115 million a season over five years and about $10 million a season in ‘contra’, or free advertising.