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A-League Live on Free to Air

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Tangawizi, May 22, 2013.

  1. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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  2. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The toughest thing the ARU has to overcome is that they're not the only one selling the rights (it is SANZAR) and Foxtel would presumably need to be paid a fair bit of money to lose their exclusivity over one of their biggest two matches of the week (those being Friday 7:30pm and Saturday 7:30pm).

    Whether a FTA network would stump up enough cash for that game to make it worthwhile to Foxtel is a bit of an unknown quantity.
  3. Rob42 Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    The good thing for the ARU, at least, is that they can see how the FTA ratings go for the A-League for a season or two before the rights negotiations are finalised for Super Rugby.

    It would be a big gamble for the ARU to slash their income, and persuade SARU and NZRU to do the same, on the speculation that people will watch the game on FTA.

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