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I know but it is a pain in the arse.

I don't like streaming services to begin with I don't have any of them apart from (FOXTEL GO) if I really want to watch something I'll download it or if I really really like something I'll buy it! Because frankly there just isn't enough out there for me to watch to justify paying for four million service apps!
eventually it's all gonna come full circle and people will just start pirating again because its getting to much.

The good think about this A-league deal at least is we get a couple of matches on FTA unlike the Super Rugby deal which has just vanished from the face of the earth by being exclusive on Stan!
I do say its gonna be a hard sell though who's gonna pay for another streaming service just to watch the A-League? not many
A-League fans are gonna find out just how convenient Foxtel really is.
 

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I don't like streaming services to begin with I don't have any of them apart from (FOXTEL GO) if I really want to watch something I'll download it or if I really really like something I'll buy it! Because frankly there just isn't enough out there for me to watch to justify paying for four million service apps!
eventually it's all gonna come full circle and people will just start pirating again because its getting to much.

The good think about this A-league deal at least is we get a couple of matches on FTA unlike the Super Rugby deal which has just vanished from the face of the earth by being exclusive on Stan!
I do say its gonna be a hard sell though who's gonna pay for another streaming service just to watch the A-League? not many
A-League fans are gonna find out just how convenient Foxtel really is.
There is a super rugby game a week on 9go, but totally understand your point. It's a lot to bring together and I'm not sure I would get paramount plus just because the aleague, or five bedrooms, is on the service. Sound like there will be 2 games a week on fta (with one on a secondary channel)
 

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There is a super rugby game a week on 9go, but totally understand your point. It's a lot to bring together and I'm not sure I would get paramount plus just because the aleague, or five bedrooms, is on the service. Sound like there will be 2 games a week on fta (with one on a secondary channel)

oh.. I didn't know that I should have looked it up tbh to make sure. lazy me.
Other than A-League what else is on Paramount plus that will entice the not so hardcore A-League supporters? I have all the Star trek episodes on DVD so that's not gonna entice me, A-League alone isn't gonna cut it!
 

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I think this broadcast deal is going to be great for soccer in Australia considering it is Channel 10's only major sport plus with 10/Paramount having all the rights, they will be able to ensure the best games are on Free to air.

There will be three games on FTA per round (A-League x2, W-League x1) plus the Grand Final will be live on Channel 10 (yes the main channel) which will help boost the game showing the match to a bigger audience than a secondary channel delayed.

Channel 10 always do sport well when they produce the content- look at AFL, BBL/WBBL, and Melbourne Cup. Their coverage is awesome and they use a lot of innovation as well. You should all be very excited by the new future at Channel 10.
 

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oh.. I didn't know that I should have looked it up tbh to make sure. lazy me.
Other than A-League what else is on Paramount plus that will entice the not so hardcore A-League supporters? I have all the Star trek episodes on DVD so that's not gonna entice me, A-League alone isn't gonna cut it!
It's actually 9gem, reds vs Chiefs this week.

But yeah totally agree. If it is a carbon copy of 10 plus I have no interest in it. I do hope channel 10 give more effort then they originally did a couple of years ago (and more effort then fox has given it), that will be the key.
 

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It's actually 9gem, reds vs Chiefs this week.

But yeah totally agree. If it is a carbon copy of 10 plus I have no interest in it. I do hope channel 10 give more effort then they originally did a couple of years ago (and more effort then fox has given it), that will be the key.
When they had it a few years ago they were restricted because Fox were the main broadcaster. Not Ch10 are the main broadcaster so that allows them a lot more room to do what they wish, include different cameras angles, tech stuff, graphics, commentators, analysis etc
 

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Massive news

Not only are we getting a main channel FTA game (which will be match of the round) but also the capital investment they have bought into the competition.

These guys are serious. They have also seemed to made the intentions that they want more football(ACL, FFA Cup, etc etc).

Now to just get Simon Hill across the line as head of football at 10/Paramount
 

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Channel Ten and Paramount plus is the new home of A-League and W-League

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A-League seals landmark five-year, $200m broadcast deal with Network Ten


The A-League will appear on a commercial free-to-air TV channel for the first time after clinching a landmark broadcast rights deal with Network Ten that secures the competition’s short-term future - and includes the sale of a small equity stake to Ten’s owners, ViacomCBS.

The Herald and The Age can reveal the A-League and W-League has signed a five-year contract with Ten and its streaming subsidiary Paramount+ worth $200 million in cash and commercial contra, according to sources, and contains triggers for a further three-year extension.


The deal guarantees one A-League match each week, on Saturday nights, will be broadcast live on Ten’s main channel for the duration of the agreement, preceded by a magazine-style discussion show - ensuring a level of free-to-air coverage hitherto only dreamed of in the league’s 16-year history.
In a further sign of the company’s commitment to growing the sport, Ten’s owners ViacomCBS have bought a 2.5 per cent share in the Australian Professional Leagues, the club-run body now in charge of both the A-League and W-League after securing independence from Football Australia at the end of last year.

The other five A-League games each round will be behind a paywall on Paramount+, which is aiming to use football as the cornerstone of its launch in Australia, where it will be available for $8.99 per month from August 11.
One W-League match each week, on Sunday afternoons, will also be shown on Ten’s secondary channel, 10Bold, with both free-to-air matches to be syndicated on 10Play, the network’s free streaming service.


The APL has also agreed to share responsibility for broadcast production, a move rarely undertaken by major sporting competitions in Australia. This ensures a minimum standard of production will be upheld across both the A-League and W-League and the ability to scale the number of cameras used at matches up or down based on the importance of certain fixtures.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Australian Professional Leagues to become the new home of football for both the A-League and Westfield W-League, giving all Australians access to more football than ever before,” said Beverley McGarvey, the chief content officer and executive vice president of ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand.

“Ensuring broad reach on free-to-air, as well as extensive access on Paramount+, we are committed to showcasing the sport in innovative ways and exposing it to a plethora of programming opportunities across all our platforms, including those of our parent company ViacomCBS.”
It brings to an end the A-League and W-League’s long association with Fox Sports and gives the APL a sturdy platform from which to rebuild the domestic game after a concerning decline in TV ratings, crowds and general interest over the last few years.


The deal includes a significant portion of contra and advertising support, and APL is hopeful that Ten can provide the A-League and W-League with the same level of visibility and primacy in the summer months as it once did with cricket’s Big Bash League.
Ten’s interest in the A-League was first reported by the Herald and The Age. It marks Ten’s first foray into sport since losing the BBL rights to Fox in 2018.

The network’s offer was strongly preferred to the one tabled by Nine - the owner of this masthead - and Stan Sport, which sources say was significantly lower in financial terms.
The A-League has previously been shown on another one of Ten’s secondary channels, One HD, which was rebadged in 2018 as 10Bold. However, the competition has never before been broadcast on the primary channel of one of Australia’s three main free-to-air networks.
It is the first major local content deal clinched by Paramount+, which is emerging as a major player in US sports broadcasting and has ambitions to become the No.2 streaming service in Australia behind Netflix. Later this year, Paramount+ will take over the rights currently held by Stan for television shows and movies from Showtime, which is owned by ViacomCBS, as well as content from Nickelodeon and film studio Paramount Pictures.
Paramount+ shows the UEFA Champions League and Italy’s Serie A in the US, and is believed to be interested in complimenting its A-League and W-League coverage by securing other football rights in Australia. The AFC Champions League and FFA Cup, which involve A-League teams, loom as logical next steps, but sources say Paramount+’s ambitions for football in Australia are much higher.
The financial element of the deal is a boon for A-League clubs and above expectations. In the first year, it contains $32 million in cash - with Football Australia receiving a 20 per cent share, as per the APL’s independence terms brokered last year - and a further $11 million in contra, which will be gradually reduced over the term of the contract.

The clubs are set to receive a further windfall from a pending private equity deal. The APL has been engaging US merchant bank Raine Group since last year in search of a capital investment of between $100 to $150 million, which would further underpin the A-League’s planned reboot and the APL’s wider digital strategy.

“Fundamental to our strategy is a determination to ensure that we connect and engage with every Australian,” said APL managing director Danny Townsend.

“This agreement starts that process by giving the game unprecedented reach and the backing of an absolutely iconic and globally renowned broadcaster. Football is played all over Australia, and the creative power that this partnership will deliver can unlock what we believe is an audience the game has never managed to reach before.”

 
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No reason I can't focus on both.

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I can see the positives of the free to air coverage but not sure how many people will take up the option for the streaming. I am not that familiar with Paramount+ but there is already a fairly crowded market. I think I will stick with Kayo for now given what else it offers.

Only one free to air game for the comp is light on. A shame they couldn't get a second aleague game on a second Channel.
 

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I can see the positives of the free to air coverage but not sure how many people will take up the option for the streaming. I am not that familiar with Paramount+ but there is already a fairly crowded market. I think I will stick with Kayo for now given what else it offers.

Only one free to air game for the comp is light on. A shame they couldn't get a second aleague game on a second Channel.
That is what is happening! One game on CH10 and another on 10Bold
 

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To get a new streaming service off the ground they're going to need serious marquee players in. Foxtel is available to around 16m people, Paramount+ what maybe 100k? League bosses probably have leverage against Paramount to fund some marquees. They're the ones risking it here

Who’s going to sign up to Paramount v stream (I can find one in under 30 seconds if I want to) when your team is on. There aren’t that many nailed on aleague fans…

Big names and it can work. Not without
 

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I can see the positives of the free to air coverage but not sure how many people will take up the option for the streaming. I am not that familiar with Paramount+ but there is already a fairly crowded market. I think I will stick with Kayo for now given what else it offers.

Only one free to air game for the comp is light on. A shame they couldn't get a second aleague game on a second Channel.

Yes but they have also bought into the league. They actually want it and so will invest in it getting bigger.
 

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Yes but they have also bought into the league. They actually want it and so will invest in it getting bigger.

Which is good, I don't think it is a bad deal and it can work but five games exclusive to a new streaming service to the Country is a big move.
 

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