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South Sydney will secure media value worth a stunning $125 million through television broadcasting in 2024.
And that could be even higher.
The extraordinary figure is likely to top all rival NRL clubs through the regular season.
Souths will enjoy 16 free-to-air games next season – the most of any club – with additional extensive coverage through Fox Sports and Kayo.
It could be the Bunnies’ big bucks bonanza.
This masthead has obtained exclusive Nielsen data showing the value of all South Sydney games on Nine, Fox Sports and Kayo.
Souths have forecast the media value will surge to $125m next season given the club has one additional free-to-air game compared to 2023, and an expectation the Rabbitohs will contest finals footy.
Streaming figures are included in the club’s financial prediction.

While the $125m figure doesn’t equate to instant cash, Souths will use their free-to-air saturation – along with anticipated bold ratings on Fox and Kayo – to attract additional sponsorship, membership and corporate partners.
It will prove a considerable financial windfall for the Rabbitohs.
South Sydney’s corporate sponsorship revenue in 2023 was more than $11m – a figure that could also increase based on the media value the club will generate in 2024.
The Rabbitohs’ generated around $118m in media value last season, despite the club crashing out of finals contention.
“One of the club’s great strengths is that we are attractive to Channel Nine, Fox Sports and Kayo, given the size of our supporter base,” said Souths CEO, Blake Solly.
“I don’t think $125m in Total QI Media Value is out of reach with the additional free-to-air game, and it could be more with finals appearances.
“And the value we will get from our games on Fox League and Kayo is also significant.
“The Total QI Media Value generated for all of our partners was $118m in 2023 – even though we had three less finals games to compare to from 2022.
“Our corporate partners will get an increased amount of brand awareness and media value throughout 2024.”

Souths enjoyed the second highest viewership through 2023 with seven of the club’s 13 free-to-air games pulling more than one million viewers. Ratings on Fox and Kayo were also incredibly strongly.
“We have an outstanding group of corporate partners at the club – the support from companies like MG Motor, Menulog, McDonalds, Aqualand and Ingenia is extraordinary,” Solly said.
“The 2024 season will be a massive and ground breaking year for everyone involved in the club with the trip to Las Vegas for round one, more games on free-to-air television than ever and some huge games at Accor Stadium.”
In another boost to Souths financial coffers, the club enjoyed a robust crowd average of 22,919 for each game this year and home average of 19,734.
Those figures have increased remarkably over the past 20 years. The Rabbitohs’ home crowd average in 2003 was 11,995 with an average home ground attendance of 9524.

Souths have returned to off-season training ahead of the club’s historic venture to Las Vegas nearly next season. The team will be based in San Diego before shifting to Vegas the Thursday before the big game on Saturday, March 2.
“We’re excited to base ourselves in San Diego at the University of California in San Diego and visit the US Navy,” Solly said.
“It will be new experience for our players and coaching staff, but also a great preparation for the match in Las Vegas.”

 

Perth Red

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And to think when south’s got booted out many of this forum agreed with it
At the time it was, they were broke and had small crowds. The fact they won lotto by having a hollywood A lister as a fan who had a multi millionaire WA mate was pure luck.
For all the fans who marched, within a season they were back to being the worse supported club in the comp! They've done well to turn that around and should be applauded for finally turning the corner.
 

Wb1234

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At the time it was, they were broke and had small crowds. The fact they won lotto by having a hollywood A lister as a fan who had a multi millionaire WA mate was pure luck.
For all the fans who marched within a season they were back to being the worse supported club in the comp!
History
 

Iamback

Coach
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South’s got nielson to do a study and bulldog is quoting the results

don’t worry you still have three in a row


Funny you mention 3 in arow.

I'd almost be certain that Broncs, Warriors and most of the sides who made the 8 would be higher.

Most importantly it is just random figures which doesn't filter across as cash for the clubs.

It is what Ritchie does though, Call ex player or club to put out story that means zero.

Like I said he is perfect for holiday cover
 
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EPL have just announced a record broadcasting deal and the next cricket world cup will be on Amazon. Interestingly, Amazon also got some of the EPL right.

Looks promising for next NRL deal given appetite and pricing for other sports still strong
 

Canard

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South Sydney will secure media value worth a stunning $125 million through television broadcasting in 2024.
And that could be even higher.
The extraordinary figure is likely to top all rival NRL clubs through the regular season.
Souths will enjoy 16 free-to-air games next season – the most of any club – with additional extensive coverage through Fox Sports and Kayo.
It could be the Bunnies’ big bucks bonanza.
This masthead has obtained exclusive Nielsen data showing the value of all South Sydney games on Nine, Fox Sports and Kayo.
Souths have forecast the media value will surge to $125m next season given the club has one additional free-to-air game compared to 2023, and an expectation the Rabbitohs will contest finals footy.
Streaming figures are included in the club’s financial prediction.

While the $125m figure doesn’t equate to instant cash, Souths will use their free-to-air saturation – along with anticipated bold ratings on Fox and Kayo – to attract additional sponsorship, membership and corporate partners.
It will prove a considerable financial windfall for the Rabbitohs.
South Sydney’s corporate sponsorship revenue in 2023 was more than $11m – a figure that could also increase based on the media value the club will generate in 2024.
The Rabbitohs’ generated around $118m in media value last season, despite the club crashing out of finals contention.
“One of the club’s great strengths is that we are attractive to Channel Nine, Fox Sports and Kayo, given the size of our supporter base,” said Souths CEO, Blake Solly.
“I don’t think $125m in Total QI Media Value is out of reach with the additional free-to-air game, and it could be more with finals appearances.
“And the value we will get from our games on Fox League and Kayo is also significant.
“The Total QI Media Value generated for all of our partners was $118m in 2023 – even though we had three less finals games to compare to from 2022.
“Our corporate partners will get an increased amount of brand awareness and media value throughout 2024.”

Souths enjoyed the second highest viewership through 2023 with seven of the club’s 13 free-to-air games pulling more than one million viewers. Ratings on Fox and Kayo were also incredibly strongly.
“We have an outstanding group of corporate partners at the club – the support from companies like MG Motor, Menulog, McDonalds, Aqualand and Ingenia is extraordinary,” Solly said.
“The 2024 season will be a massive and ground breaking year for everyone involved in the club with the trip to Las Vegas for round one, more games on free-to-air television than ever and some huge games at Accor Stadium.”
In another boost to Souths financial coffers, the club enjoyed a robust crowd average of 22,919 for each game this year and home average of 19,734.
Those figures have increased remarkably over the past 20 years. The Rabbitohs’ home crowd average in 2003 was 11,995 with an average home ground attendance of 9524.

Souths have returned to off-season training ahead of the club’s historic venture to Las Vegas nearly next season. The team will be based in San Diego before shifting to Vegas the Thursday before the big game on Saturday, March 2.
“We’re excited to base ourselves in San Diego at the University of California in San Diego and visit the US Navy,” Solly said.
“It will be new experience for our players and coaching staff, but also a great preparation for the match in Las Vegas.”

This is a weird way to say the poorly performed Souths have been gifted the most FTA games of any NRL club.
 

Iamback

Coach
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EPL have just announced a record broadcasting deal and the next cricket world cup will be on Amazon. Interestingly, Amazon also got some of the EPL right.

Looks promising for next NRL deal given appetite and pricing for other sports still strong

You can show EPL in almost any country and get viewers.

Cricket world cup is produced by the ICC so there are no production costs and you have 1 billion people in India.

RL you aren't going to get any numbers to make it worth it for them.

RL needs to get something like NFL has with Hard Knocks or F1's drive to survive. To get some external interest before these types of platforms are going to fork out billions $ for the rights
 

Wb1234

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Obviously it’s a puff piece but Ritchie didn’t make up the numbers

this is how clubs get more sponsorship
EPL have just announced a record broadcasting deal and the next cricket world cup will be on Amazon. Interestingly, Amazon also got some of the EPL right.

Looks promising for next NRL deal given appetite and pricing for other sports still strong
99 percent it will be fox and nein but with competition making them pay a lot more
 

Iamback

Coach
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Obviously it’s a puff piece but Ritchie didn’t make up the numbers

this is how clubs get more sponsorship

Not saying he did but it is an article that has nothing of substance in it. If it had the table for every club or hell even Souffs compared to some other codes. Like the Matilda's or what the Ashes was worth.... then those figures mean something.

Like there is an article from him about Paul Hogan being a Parra fan, No one born after 1980 cares nor is he going to Vegas or anything so who cares?

That is the masterpieces you get from that boring fool
 

Iamback

Coach
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99 percent it will be fox and nein but with competition making them pay a lot more

So it should be. Other networks/services have gone backwards in the last 12 months... it will take huge improvement for any to be worth the risk.
 
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