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Newscorp And Rugby League

Discussion in 'NRL' started by NrlCoach, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. POPEYE

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    Great opportunity for the brain dead to over react . . . take it away fellas
     
  2. betcats

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    I bet the NRL is jealous of that 2.5 billion.
     
  3. RoosTah

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    One thing is for sure, if the Telegraph is going to go to war with the NRL to promote AFL, I think we can expect to see it's sales plummet.
     
  4. soc123_au

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    That is a lot of words to just say Rupert is a shirt lifter.
     
  5. The Enforcer

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    And you were the first to react.
     
  6. Brutus

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    Has David Smith f**ked us up?
     
  7. Mr Angry

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    Not sure why it is referred to as "pay tv rights".

    4 Games per week is what remains, no reason CH10 and some partners could not do that.

    Infact this is a real chance to strategically hurt news and telstra....

    The thought of more VFL promos on fox makes me want to walk already.
     
  8. cleary89

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    Well... 7 has paid less than 9 for 6 years when ours is 5.

    But, if fox simulcast it then ours will be less overall but similar per year figure. Just need fox to pay a similar figure for all games simulcast. Assume Telstra money will be similar (was last time). Plus we have NZ which currently pay 100m.

    So, 800m for 9 if simulcast. 250m for telstra (5 years not 6), 120m for sky (20% increase when everything else is going up by ~45% so is conservative). Need 900m from fox to match AFL on a per year basis. They currently pay 500m for 5 games, what will they pay for all 8 (or 9?).
     
  9. POPEYE

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    Thank you
     
  10. Brutus

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    It's Shane Richardson's fault.
     
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    Yep, f**k em, I'll stop buying their paper if they're going to launch an imperial action into our states.
     
  12. DiegoNT

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    Not yet
    Our FTA deal is worth $185m a year compared to the afl's $140m a year.
    Rupert's trying to use bullying tactics to unsettle the nrl in negotiations. Foxtel needs the nrl, it's their highest rating product and the key reason for hundreds of thousands of subscribers. The nrl simply has to call his bluff.
    Rupert says he plans to invest in spreading afl into the northern states, the afl has already wasted hundreds of millions in that black hole it won't work.
     
  13. The Mad Hatter

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    I haven't bought the Tele since 1995.
     
  14. betcats

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    Channel 10 and who? Fox will still offer the most for those 4 games.
     
  15. The Mad Hatter

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    back off mate
     
  17. The Charlatan

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    Smith and the ARLC know the value of their product. Fox needs NRL, not the other way around.

    News is just sore that they'll have to pay what the product is worth after years of paying unders for the game.

    I hope the NRL give Rupert a complete arsef**king before he goes into the ground.
     
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    Give us 1 biliion or your gunna get it
     
  19. Bulldog Force

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    Now is the Time? Mate the time was over 20 years ago...
     
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    Totally agree with this. I seriously doubt there will be a print version of News Ltd papers in 5 years, the only reason half of them are still printed is because Rupert feels it gives him political influence. Circulations are dropping at 10% p.a. and the News paywall model is completely flawed. Who in their right mind is going to subscribe to the Terrorgraph? Anyway we have 3 years to negotiate, this doesn't need to be rushed just because Rupert is trolling us.
     

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