Coronavirus and NRL

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  1. T-Boon

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    Nine and their newspaper SMH are going to be giving really positive coverage of NRL now and will agree not to do ...blah, blah, blah, blah.
     
  2. Babyface O'reilly

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    Yeh but the country will have economic uncertainty for a least double that time. Like you, though, I hope we get back control of scheduling for the less dollars.
     
  3. Frailty

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    Channel Nine have got what they want - They have the rights for the remainder of the contract for less than it would have cost to just breach the contract. In addition, they also got back scheduling rights.

    The positive is the NRL have not extended the FTA deal.

    The issue would have been trying to make a deal with Seven or Ten for the short term, or sell long term deal undervalue, should Nine have walked away.
     
  4. Frailty

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    The real focus of economic recovery will be the relationship with China.

    Otherwise, Australia is in a decent position economically. Aussie stock market is up 23% from COVID-19 rock bottom. This point is about 24% lower than the peak before the COVID-19 crash.

    For all the talk about COVID-19 scaremongering, everyone seems to love the economic fear mongering.
     
  5. Quicksilver

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    Life goes on. If the economy shutting down for two months makes little difference to business and stock prices, then it follows that we should be able to take more time off regularly.

    Happy days./
     
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  6. Johnny88

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    NRL returns for 2020 season on Foxtel with new sponsors
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    • The season return will kick off with Brisbane Broncos hosting the Parramatta Eels

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    Foxtel Mediahave announced new brands who have signed up as partners on Fox League for the return of the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership on Foxtel, Foxtel NOW and Kayo Sports.

    Ladbrokes, TAB, and RedRooster have joined existing NRL advertisers that includes Sportsbet, McDonald’s, KFC, Harvey Norman, Ford, Chemist Warehouse, Bundaberg Rum, Bailey Ladders and KingGee Workwear.

    The season return will kick off with Brisbane Broncos hosting the Parramatta Eels on Thursday, May 28 to start round three. The round continues with two clashes on Friday, May 29, including the clash of South Sydney with arch-rivals Sydney Roosters.

    Martin Medcraf, Foxtel sales and brand partnerships director said: “The return of NRL to our lives represents more than just the long-awaited sports fix we are craving, it’s a turning point in the history of the pandemic. For many, this is also about the start of a return to normality. With crowds not yet possible in stadiums, Australia’s sports mad public will be tuning into Fox League, on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Kayo to watch NRL this weekend, and in the weeks and months to come.”

    “We are delighted to welcome a fantastic line up of brand partners for the NRL – their support is essential in bringing every game of every round of the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership to be broadcast live on Foxtel and available to stream on Foxtel GO, Foxtel Now and Kayo. It’s good to be back in the game of live sport.”

    Brydie York, director of media and sponsorship, McDonald’s said “Now is the time for brands to align with Australian sports and sport broadcasting. The return of the NRL is a milestone on the road to normality, and we’re delighted to be partnering with Foxtel Media to support the return of live sport back on Australian screens.”

    Andy Oughton, marketing director, bundaberg rum said “Sport holds a very special place in Australian’s hearts – so we could not be more excited to see NRL players back on the field. We’re proud to be supporting the League and helping Foxtel bring magic live-sports moments from every match to the screen. And we’re excited for people to be able to enjoy a Bundy at home while watching the lives games again.”

    The first Australian sport to air since the Covid-19 lockdown was implemented in March, the NRL is expected to draw large audiences, both in Australia and abroad.
    https://www.mediaweek.com.au/nrl-returns-for-2020-season-on-foxtel-with-new-sponsors/
     
  7. Mr Angry

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    For comparison.
     
  8. Old Mate

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    Will be more than a little nauseating listening to the pre game Ch 9 promos celebrating the return of the NRL on the ‘Home of Rugby League’ tonight......particularly given the network didn’t want the restart to go ahead......

    As a league supporter it’s great to have the code back again.
     
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  9. King hit

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    The more you whinge about him the more I’m convinced he is the right man for the job
     
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  10. Ron's_Mate

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    Two weeks ago - here is the product no one wants
    Today - here is this great product with lots of new advertisers
     
  11. Perth Red

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    All those new sponsors you wouldn't think they would need to bust our balls for a cheaper deal lol
     
  12. Pommy

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    Just get Kayo and f**k 9 off all together.

    probably not at pre Covid rates mind.
     
  13. Chook Norris

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  15. T to the T

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    Source?
     
  16. Storm80

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    According to the Australian "Nine told the Australian Stock Exchange that the expected to save $27.5m in each of 2021 and 2022 - and an even greater amount this season".

    So let me get this right... the NRL were quoted as saying "There is a contract in place, a legally binding contract..." and yet Channel 9 are walking away with a $90m discount on the 2018-2022 media deal? Are you kidding me?

    Guess I was 100% right when I said that 2018-2022 deal wasn't worth the paper it was printed on after COVID-19.

    If the NRL have a "legally binding contract" why are they now discounting Nine $90m? The lies from NRL Central just keep coming.

    Nine completely bent the NRL over a barrel and had their way with the them.

    Take Nine to Court for the $90m if you have to FFS. Enforce the originally terms of the contract. Who lets $90m plus walk out the door if they have a rock solid water tight contract?

    The NRL threatened to take the Referees to court to save what $5m?? And then just bent over for Nine to save $90m plus??? Unbelievable.
     
  17. Perth Red

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    it’s all in the media thread
     
  18. Captain Apollo

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    The NRL have quietly made a brief announcement confirming the new TV deal just before the Broncos v Eels game kicked off -

    As you can see the article is scant on a lot of detail.

    I found an article on Nine's Wide World of Sports website though which goes into a bit more detail -

    No word on the NRL's Digital arm and no other media I can see gives much more detail than what is in the article from Wide World of Sports.
     
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  19. Perth Red

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    Looks,like we’ve give nine a $64mill (33%) discount this year. Very generous of Vlandys!
     
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  20. Storm80

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    $64m savings for 2020?? What?? If that's legit then Nine save:

    - 2020 $64m
    - 2021 $27.5m
    - 2022 $27.5m

    A total saving for Nine of $119m. That's a phenomenal deal for Nine.

    Imagine what you could do for grassroots league with $119m.

    Remember when the NRL tried to pin the future money for Country rugby league on the legal costs (maybe $2m) of taking on the Referees to a 3 panel tribunal at the FWC haha

    I gotta say, considering the NRL had a "legally binding contract" in place, it's gotta be the worst outcome I've ever seen. The players gotta be fuming with this approach from the NRL considering it will directly impact their salaries.

    How does one have a legally binding contract, walk into negotiations and happily lose $119m? And then doesn't even bother to take legal action to enforce the original contract?

    Hey Cactus explain that one for me. How's that rock solid contract you were trumpeting going hahaha

    As Packer once said, you only get one Alan Bond in your lifetime... Yet when it comes to the administration of the NRL - the media get an Alan Bond every 5 years
     
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