NRL commentator Brad Fittler has signed a new deal to continue with Nine.
His new contract will enable him to take up the NSWRL Head Coach position, should it eventuate.
Nine’s Director of Sport Tom Malone said “Freddy is unique. He is ‘lean forward’ television talent, who brings so much entertainment to rugby league. Moreover, he’s a terrific bloke with a big heart who does so much for other people. We are very proud to extend our association with him.
“From next year Nine’s rugby league rights expand to include livestream, catch up and full clips and highlights, across broadcast and digital, so there’ll be more rugby league than ever before on Nine. Freddy is a crucial part of our strategy to make the best content and distribute it everywhere.”
Fittler said, “There’s no better place to work than with the legends of the game on Nine. I’ve never loved working so much. I don’t know if you can call it work. I’ve got the best seat in the house – every week!”
Fittler joined Nine in 2010.
Nine screens the 2017 NRL Grand Final, Live and exclusive on Nine from 6:30pm AEDT on Sunday.