leeroy*NRL* wrote: ↑Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:21 am
Quolls2019 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:26 pm
leeroy*NRL* wrote: ↑Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:07 pm
i could not see AFL behind a paywall like the NRL has for most games
will FOX pay more than there number 1 product they already have on there network just to keep it is the question
Don’t agree, most AFL games are now behind a paywall with foxtel. I think that any new deal would most likely have a near even number of games on FTA, but the big games on stream that may be decided say 4 weeks in advance,
the games at current are partially behind a paywall..
you can still see the game in some states just not all and vice versa with other games.
they are not 100% exclusive behind paywall like NRL on FOX (with 5 exclusives per week)
its a huge point of difference between the codes , & no doubt foxtel have given the awful the hint , that if this doesn't change then they won't get much of an increase in the rights for 2025 onward ( they didn't pay anymore then the 2017-22 deal amount in the extension for 23-24)
the NRL currently gets 240 Million PA for its 8 games a week
the AWFUL 213 Million for 9 games
if the AWFUL caves & gives foxtel 5 games a week exclusive . then Ch 7 will chirp insisting they won't pay any more then they' are atm
If the entire 9 game package goes to another carrier completely ( fluff talk at this stage & highly unlikely ) the profits will come from subscribers not FTA , & any streaming service will insist that there is exclusivity in their deal too driving subscribers behind the paywall & forcing them to pay to view.
fans of all the sides not in Victoria will be the big losers here & the backlash will be loud