WIN TV and TEN are about to announce their regional affiliate deal, according to media reports.
The Australian reports a 5 year deal could be announced as soon as today. WIN will pay TEN significantly less than the 50% revenue Southern Cross agreed to with Nine. But TEN will pick up additional markets through WIN, including Western Australia, South Australia, Mildura and Griffith.
Last week Southern Cross and TEN signed a deal for Northern NSW, where WIN does not have a presence.
Meanwhile the Australian Financial Review reports WIN will appeal the court decision it lost in its streaming case against Nine.
WIN will claim the decision was “failing to give the word ‘broadcast’ a sufficiently wide meaning and instead adopting a meaning which was unduly narrow” and “construing that clause in a manner which gave no real meaning to the word ‘exclusive’ which appears in that clause (2.1 of program supply agreement).”
No date has been set for the appeal.