FOX Sports and Stan are said to be 2 of several parties interested in A-League broadcast rights.
Existing rights holder FOX Sports’ long-time deal expires in July.
“We’re talking to nine different parties,” Australian Professional Leagues chairman Paul Lederer revealed. “There’s been a hell of a lot of interest, a lot of different people and important companies from around the world.
“These are very prominent, world class providers. It’s getting close, very close. I think by the end of April, or May, this will all be resolved.
“It’s exciting … that’s all I can tell you.”
It’s also possible the A-League could be shown across more than a single platform.
“There are a number varieties and options – and people are looking at different things,” he said.
“Everyone is looking for entertainment. We’re the world game, after all, the most popular sport on earth, and it shouldn’t be surprising (the extent of the interest).”