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If I were assessing the market, I'd say there will be a 'tipping point' where Foxtel customers, who only subscribe to watch A-League (e.g. myself) decide: "I no longer need Foxtel because all the ALeague matches I want to watch are on FTA TV". In this scenario, Foxtel's subscription numbers will be impacted.
What is that "tipping point"? That would take significant market research.
For me, the tipping point would begin (i.e. I would consider stopping Foxtel) if all MVFC away matches were on FTA Tv.
Global sport needs broad shoulders. When you are next visiting Napoli, you should check out "The Farnese Atlas" at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale.
Pretty sure the SBS deal is for 27 matches LIVE each season (7:30-8:00 p.m. kick-off on east coast).
This season the nature of the fixture only has 24 such Friday matches.
So, SBS were always going to get 3 more games. The fact they've chosen those fixtures - on a Saturday night - so early in the season is great news.
The talk at the moment is for $100 million/year TV deal starting 2017/18 running for 4 years with a 12 team competition.
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