Tv deal announcements
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That's not all codes, for which I asked. Your words"no one in the last 20 years." Not mine.
Plus the other unknown is the make up of contras within Tv deals, which many times are not spelt out.We do know News via Foxtel had decent contra deals for the AFL.That was also spelt out in the Pay court case Optus v News Ltd.
Also show me when any sporting contracts were concluded in times similar to what the Tv stations are facing now.None it's never happened before.Your miles from reality.
The year of COVID/recession all TV stations are in deep financial poo. COVID according to you and I repeat, "similar to GFC".The latter one you still haven't admitted is utter bollocks. V’landys stated one more time for the bricks."Commercial confidence for non disclosure."
You think that's an issue LOL.The NRL who negotiated the deal have a better idea whether it's an issue or not.They know where the bulk of their broadcast revenue is from now til end 2027.They have the streaming option as an extra for FTA deal.
From the Age" 17th June 20 Foxtel in AFL rights standoff over "flip flop" clause.The AFL has refused to drop a long standing clause in its broadcast rights contract that allows certain matches outside Victoria to be shown on FTA TV ,prompting Foxtel to delay extending its deal with the league.
Industry sources said a clause known as "flip flop" ,which allows a FTA partner to broadcast local team matches in all states except Victoria ,reduced the value of rights for the operator and that the two companies could not agree to new terms."
So this prevents Fox from exclusivity on matches in popular cities ,such as Adelaide and Perth.
Good luck AFL, because TV stations are tightening belts big time, and the fumblers may well have to either take a nice hefty cut in price in a Foxtel extension if they want to continue as is ,or may have to take a lesser deal anyway if negotiations drag on too long.
The AFL won't like losing that extra FTA nudge to those cities.