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#233376 13-Apr-2018 16:55
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So the rights for tests, ODI's , T20 and BBL will be moving from Channel Nine after 40 years of broadcast.

 

For $1 billion over 5 years there is even talk that Foxtel will make T20's and ODI's exclusive on Foxtel which would test the anti-siphoning list in Australia - going the opposite way that people want to go in NZ (wonder why??).   

 

Tests and BBL to be simulcast on Seven.  

 

No streaming bidders in sight.  


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  #1995633 13-Apr-2018 16:58
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Hopefully that means the likes of Mark Nicholas and co won't be commentating anymore

 

I enjoy the BBL commentary so hopefully that continues to the Australian cricket coverage




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  #1995660 13-Apr-2018 17:19
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I enjoy the Ten commentary team for BBL too.  Very refreshing.  Sadly with TEN losing the BBL rights (after really building the value and making a huge programming sacrifice) it'll be unclear what happens to that commentary team.  

 

I always thought that Prime should have the BK SuperSmash in primetime every night (mirroring the TEN model).   Its really grown the audiences and the crowds in Australia, making it a valuable commodity through continual promotion.  Something NZ should copy.


 
 
 
 


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  #1995679 13-Apr-2018 18:07
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Oh bugger, for some reason I thought Foxtel already had BBL

 

That's a shame


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  #1995707 13-Apr-2018 20:06
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Well, 1 Billion for cricket Oz rights. Thats what sports costs, although clearly unsure what length the deal is, but its another reminder that sport costs. 

 

Note TVNZ, thats a lot of ads......




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  #1995714 13-Apr-2018 20:18
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tdgeek:

 

Well, 1 Billion for cricket Oz rights. Thats what sports costs, although clearly unsure what length the deal is, but its another reminder that sport costs. 

 

Note TVNZ, thats a lot of ads......

 

 

That'd be for 5 years.  Or $200/m per year.  The majority (apparently) by Foxtel.  On a per capita basis that'd be NZ36m/year.  Imagine how many ads TVNZ would have to sort out to cover broadcast (and streaming - hopefully by more than 7,000 people concurrently).  Or how many people would have to subscribe to cover just the cricket rights - something like 200,000 cricket fans at $200/year (and that excludes the cost to deliver the content to them, or the marketing and billing and overheads etc etc).

 

But we all want to buy piecemeal streaming of our sports, right?


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  #1995756 13-Apr-2018 22:06
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Channel nine didnt really want the cricket , they were losing millions on it and the new head of 9 sport made it plain a few months ago he wouldnt be worried if they lost the rights to it.





Common sense is not as common as you think.




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  #1995770 13-Apr-2018 22:23
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vexxxboy:

 

Channel nine didnt really want the cricket , they were losing millions on it and the new head of 9 sport made it plain a few months ago he wouldnt be worried if they lost the rights to it.

 

 

And Foxtel said that it was pulling its bid (rumors that it was too aggressive).  I think there is talk and there is walk when it comes to bidding (for just about anything!)


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