Bidding war over A-League and W-League

10 is one of two primary contenders for the broadcast rights to the A-League and W-League, according to media reports.

But it isn’t clear if they are destined for Paramount+ if 10 were to win the rights.

Stan Sport is said to be the other contender in the bidding.

Sydney Morning Herald suggests both deals would involve a free-to-air element on either 10 or Nine’s secondary channels, but the vast majority of A-League and W-League matches would be behind a subscription paywall.

FOX Sports are also not yet out of the picture and could launch a late bid through Kayo Sports.

The A-League and W-League rights are being negotiated independently of Football Australia for the first time, and likely to be settled this week.

5 Comments:

  1. Stan need to revamp their sports channel if it ambitiously plans to expand its sports content courtesy of Nine, A-League would be a good inclusion though it will need promotion.

  2. Any service that takes this failing league on will lose me as a customer. Why bother when the ratings are so low? The ABC ratings are dismal.

    • Are you referring to W-League?, I would assume it would be part of the deal for A-League, however football fans who like Kayo may be a bit peeved.

  3. Whoever gets it as long as they freshen up the commentary team.Currently Brenton Speed and Michael Zappone are about the only 2 who they should consider , but please no Simon Hill , no excitement in his commentary though he will get a gig if Fox Sports miss out

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