The NRL would have all bases covered Fred. They've only recently spent 100m on a digital platform. I cant imagine Fox would be keen on letting there No.1 money spinners go. People will still watch the football .
Like you said steaming will always pick up the slack.
If I was you I would be more concerned with the tens of millions the AFL is forced to pay its clubs above the grant each year.
Don't wory yourself so much about the NRL. If there are any cut backs the Suns will be the first to go.