Lets talk turkey then shall we.I have asked prior which you still have not provided an answer as to the advert income to the respective Tv deals.Because you continue to make comparisons ,and as advertising revenue is the backbone of the Tv industry FTA wise and to a lesser
extent cable is an important consideration, when bagging a code for securing"lesser monies".IOW one Tv outlet is financially more funded than other due this factor.
Yes an AFL game has more opportunity for adverts which drives up value for FTA.
PTV primary source of revenue is subscriptions not advertising which it has little of during a game.
Ch7 has agreed to pay AFL somewhere in region of $185-200mill a year for 4 games
Ch9 pays NRL in the region of $85mill a year for 3 games ($115mill minus origin and radio rights)
Now does the 4th game and extra ads equal more than the $100mill plus a year Ch7 pay for AFL? I dont know the answer to that and I suspect neither do you. It seems unlikely given overall value of deals.
Now PTV. We know that the revenue comes largely from subscriptions. We also know that NRL on PTV rates significantly (20% plus?) higher than AFL.
Fox pay NRL $230mill ish a year and AFL in 2025 $300mill plus a year
If you can explain that one to me I'm all ears!
And again my fundamental argument is not that NRL should get more than AFL, I doubt we ever will as they are just a better run sport overall, but that the gap has now widened to chasm never seen before despite the NRL actually adding more value to Tv than AFL has done in the respective rights period.