NRL Clubs to Financially Benefit from Channel Nine Broadcast Deal

By Community | October 18, 2012

The Australian Rugby League (ARL) Commission has secured funding for the 16 NRL clubs from the broadcast deal with Channel Nine.

ARLC officials successfully negotiated for Nine to make a $30 million funding payment – $8 million of which goes directly to the clubs as a television rights bonus. All clubs have or will be paid $500,000. The one-off payment was expected to come earlier but was confirmed yesterday after a week of negotiations between ARLC officials and the network, which yesterday avoided administration.

”From the moment we signed the heads of agreement with our broadcast partners we have been working towards providing this payment to the clubs,” ARLC interim chief executive Shane Mattiske.

”This is just the start of the benefits the new broadcast rights deal will provide to the game’s stakeholders over the term of the agreement … it is a significant step for the clubs.


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