Foxtel removes A-League, W-League content as talks continue.
Football content disappears while Foxtel and FFA are in negotiations
FOX Sports has removed all A-League and W League from its platform while it is locked in negotiations with Football Federation Australia.
Content has been removed from Foxtel Go, Kayo Sports, and the on-demand section of Foxtel IQ, while Foxtel is negotiating with FFA over the broadcast of the remaining 2019-20 A-League season.
Reports suggest Foxtel is seeking a significant reduction to their existing deal, worth a reported $57 million a season, to a rumoured $11 million per year for the remaining three campaigns they are contracted to show.
“We’ve got no live football at the moment and we’re currently reviewing all our football offering, and that’s the reason why it’s not there at the moment,” Head of FOx Sports, Peter Campbell, told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“We’re having a good look at it. There’s still plenty of content on there from the BeIN properties, some LaLiga and stuff like that from memory.”
FFA chief executive James Johnson declined to comment.
A spokesperson for Foxtel said: “We do not comment on commercial matters however we continue to be in discussion with Football Federation Australia about their plan for the resumption of the A-League season on 16 July.”