Posts Tagged "AFL TV rights"
With the GWS Giants having finally made their AFL debut while the Gold Coast Titans are on the verge of collapse, talk of rugby league taking care of its nurseries in the face of an advancing and cashed up AFL has become increasingly shrill.
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The AFL has released its financial results for 2011, announcing a loss of $23.6 million, despite posting record revenue of $343 million.
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On Friday night, the launch of Foxtel’s Fox Footy Channel will herald the start of a strategic three-prong attack for AFL and TV ratings in 2012.
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On Friday the 17th of February, to coincide with the commencement of the pre-season NAB Cup, Foxtel will launch a new AFL-dedicated channel called Fox Footy, which will prove to be the equivalent of heaven on earth for AFL fans.
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The AFL clubs will back the league “to the hilt” in the negotiations with the players over how the game’s TV rights goldmine should be divided.
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Andrew Demetriou was the cat rolling in cream as he announced the biggest television rights deal ever in AFL history last month. Demetriou said everyone would benefit in the $1.253 billion deal, and players and clubs have already staked their claims for a share in the riches.
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The AFL couldn’t have scripted a better fortnight: a new television deal signed which exceeded the billion-dollar mark; the Adelaide Oval redevelopment – the potential saviour of the code’s most vulnerable club – confirmed; and on Saturday night the first-ever Queensland derby was won by the competition’s rookies.
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V8 Supercars bosses are confident they can drive a hard television rights bargain in the wake of the AFL’s record-breaking deal.
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The AFL’s billion-dollar television deal is the equivalent of a big bang for Australian sports – a cosmic explosion that will redefine the landscape. With the AFL’s deal with Channel Seven and Foxtel locked in for 2012 to 2016, other codes most now jockey for their own deals from what’s left.
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Spare a thought for Rex Mossop, Ron Casey, and Norman May when you try to get your head around the $1.25 billion being paid for the AFL television rights.
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It’s now official. In a massive coup for the game, the AFL today announced the rights to broadcast football from 2012-2016 have been sold for $1.253 billion. Channel Seven and Foxtel will be the TV broadcasters, while Telstra have won the mobile rights.
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So the mail is in, and the mystical billion-dollar mark has been obliterated. Like when petrol tipped over a dollar a litre, or the years ticked past 2000, people’s fascination with big round numbers makes this a milestone day.
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Was there any ever doubt? When dealing with a figure as magical and epic as $1.253 billion and as a professional and resolute organisation as the AFL, they were always going to secure an agreement over ten figures.
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The full details of the AFL TV rights deal and the additional live broadcasting over Foxtel and Austar.
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At 2:30pm this afternoon, the AFL is expected to announce its most lucrative payday, ever. The AFL is expected to announce the finalized sale of its new TV rights – for the next five seasons – worth more than $1 billion.
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