Rugby League can be turned off for free-to-air TV and broadcast on a Netflix-like streaming service – as millions of dollars offer war brewing
- NRL managers flew to the US to meet various streaming services
- The game is considering discharging the home state to the highest bidder
- There are three years left on the current deal of $ 1.8 billion with 9 and Fox
- Every deal should fit into the Australian government’s anti-leverage laws
Rugby League can be taken from free-to-air TV and broadcast via a streaming service.
NRL managers reportedly flew to the United States this week to meet Amazon, Google and Facebook to discuss screening competitions on their digital platforms.
There are three years on the current NRL broadcasting agreement with Channel 9 and Fox Sports, which is worth $ 1.8 billion, with the NRL considering selling the rights to the home state to the highest bidder.
“I was surprised because they all want our product,” ARL Commission Chairman Peter V’Landys told 7News.
State of Origin is the pinnacle of the NRL and attracts a larger audience than both the NRL and the AFL finals.
ARL Commission Chairman Peter V’Landys said the NRL will be looking for the best for its product in meetings with streaming services abroad
NSW fullback James Tedesco breaks free from a tackle in game three of the 2019 State of Origin series in Sydney
The competition made a $ 30.1 million profit last season and a sale of the Origin series would dramatically increase that number.
Mr. V’Landys said the competition will look at the possible splitting of their deal to generate the largest profit.
“That will probably be the secret to success is how we package it and how we get the best for our product,” he said.
Amazon is the leader in purchasing, recently in the English Premier League.
The American streaming giant was given live broadcasting rights for part of the Premier League for three seasons until 2022.
A deal should work in conjunction with the Australian government’s anti-leverage laws that prevent live sports from being broadcast exclusively on paid services.
The competition made a profit of $ 30.1 million last season and closing a deal with a streaming giant will dramatically increase that number. Pictured: Jahrome Hughes of the Melbourne Storm passes the ball against the Canberra Raiders in the NRL Grand Final