The next Media rights deal (2023-?)

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C. Wilson stated the AFL is having talks with Paramount Ten from 1.6.22,"They are in town this week"; & also stated the next Rights' deal will be "six hundred or more million dollars a year, is what its going to be about".

E. McGuire admitted Nine group were interested in the Rights- but did not, surprisingly, rebut Wilson's quantum.
He also stated "It's going to be massive...For the first time in a long time, there is going to be an auction", with many interested parties bidding.


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The AFL held meetings with the three free-to-air networks on Thursday or Friday last week. Ten’s huge US-based parent company, Paramount, has already made a forceful case by inviting the AFL’s senior executives to New York this year.

Senior club and AFL insiders have told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald that they favour Foxtel and Seven, although there is a view that Paramount-Ten could make the largest financial offer. Either way, the insiders say, the intense competition for the rights ensures that the code will remain the country’s biggest for broadcast dollars and the AFL will gain a sizeable increase.

Sources confirmed that Paramount, which owns CBS in the United States and has recently paid billions for the streaming rights to cricket’s Indian Premier League, still wanted to win the entire rights package – free and pay. It did not wish to win the rights and then sell off particular slots, such as Friday or Saturday nights, as had been speculated.

While the AFL also met with global tech giant Amazon in Los Angeles in April, The Age and Herald cannot confirm the extent of its interest in gaining an AFL foothold.
 

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Almost anyone but Channel 7 would be a better option. How they consistently have the worst commentators, camera angles (showing extended vision of people sitting on bench, crowd shots etc and ignoring play, super close up shots so you have no idea what is happening more than 2 metres away from the ball) despite having had half a century to learn how to broadcast a game is beyond me.

Channel 9 for that brief period had easily the best coverage.
 

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Almost anyone but Channel 7 would be a better option. How they consistently have the worst commentators, camera angles (showing extended vision of people sitting on bench, crowd shots etc and ignoring play, super close up shots so you have no idea what is happening more than 2 metres away from the ball) despite having had half a century to learn how to broadcast a game is beyond me.

Channel 9 for that brief period had easily the best coverage.

Probably right but I would be shocked if it's not the same Seven / Kayo arrangement in some form. I think everyone else is just there to drive up the price.
 

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Almost anyone but Channel 7 would be a better option. How they consistently have the worst commentators, camera angles (showing extended vision of people sitting on bench, crowd shots etc and ignoring play, super close up shots so you have no idea what is happening more than 2 metres away from the ball) despite having had half a century to learn how to broadcast a game is beyond me.

Channel 9 for that brief period had easily the best coverage.
I'm with you and majority of footy watchers - Seven's broadcast has not been up to scratch.
If Seven get new licence I would expect some major changes with their broadcasting. AFL have been very vocal on how they are not happy with Seven's current efforts.
I can't see AFL letting Seven get away with same rubbish for next block of broadcasting.
 

Rob

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Almost anyone but Channel 7 would be a better option. How they consistently have the worst commentators, camera angles (showing extended vision of people sitting on bench, crowd shots etc and ignoring play, super close up shots so you have no idea what is happening more than 2 metres away from the ball) despite having had half a century to learn how to broadcast a game is beyond me.

Channel 9 for that brief period had easily the best coverage.

Not arguing with your comments on Channel 7, but Channel 10 did it better than 9 did during that time. Better commentators for one.
 

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Not arguing with your comments on Channel 7, but Channel 10 did it better than 9 did during that time. Better commentators for one.
I found the production values on 10 to come off a bit cheap personally and wasn't a fan of the 5 minute warning. Both far superior to 7 though.
 

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I'm with you and majority of footy watchers - Seven's broadcast has not been up to scratch.
If Seven get new licence I would expect some major changes with their broadcasting. AFL have been very vocal on how they are not happy with Seven's current efforts.
I can't see AFL letting Seven get away with same rubbish for next block of broadcasting.
The AFL would be involved in every aspect of the way the game is covered.
I'm unimpressed too.
 

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'Seven leveraged the record ratings of last year’s Tokyo Olympics to capture almost half of the nation’s commercial streaming minutes aired across Australia’s three free-to-air networks in 2021, with its video-on-demand platform, 7plus, enjoying 57 per cent year-on-year growth.
Seven chief digital officer Gereurd Roberts said during the company’s business update last week that 45 per cent of all BVOD (broadcast video-on-demand) streaming minutes in the Australian FTA market in 2021 were consumed on 7plus.'

“It is the most under-reported, under-appreciated digital transformation in Australian media,” Mr Roberts said.

 

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The AFL would be involved in every aspect of the way the game is covered.
I'm unimpressed too.
I cant won't watch the AFL matches on CH 7s main channel as it is not in HD ánd way too many ads but how does that it work as it is on 7s HD channel (like last nights match) and Foxtel who get their feed for some of their AFL matches from 7 and they are in HD as well how come?
 

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Comments that The bidders may have been asked to include figures for both an 18 & 19 team roster. Its suggested that extra team, with probably more Thursday night games, will raise a fair bit extra coin which makes it a financial benefit. All that comes as a pleasant surprise. ;)
 

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I cant won't watch the AFL matches on CH 7s main channel as it is not in HD ánd way too many ads but how does that it work as it is on 7s HD channel (like last nights match) and Foxtel who get their feed for some of their AFL matches from 7 and they are in HD as well how come?

What about the fact 7 reduce the background crowd noise making it seem like a full stadium has about 10k people there. Did it with last year's grand final too I thought there was something wrong with my tv until I noticed they intentionally do it this season as well (by comparing it to foxtel showing the same game).
 

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