Report: Talks “stall” over 11 AFL matches
Foxtel & TEN yet to reach agreement over sub-licensing of 11 Saturday arvo games, according to report.
Free to Air viewers are facing an average of 3.5 AFL games a week under the next broadcasting deal, according to a media report today.
Fairfax claims talks between TEN and Foxtel over 11 Saturday mid afternoon matches have stalled.
Seven contributed $840 million in cash and $60 million in contra to the AFL to televise one Friday night, one Saturday night and one Sunday afternoon. It also has next year’s Thursday nights and public holiday games such as the Queen’s Birthday Monday and Anzac Day.
Foxtel will televise every AFL game Live except the grand final.
But Foxtel was looking to sub-licence one game a week on 11 of the 22 rounds for about $13 million annually.
The article speculates TEN offered $7 million. Foxtel had attempted to gain the rights to some Big Bash games in exchange for less money but TEN declined.