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Owen
Two years ago

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Network Ten signs with Rugby

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has announced Network Ten as the organisation's new free-to-air broadcast rights holder over the 2013 to 2015 period.

According to an official press release, under terms of the new three-year agreement Network Ten will replace Channel Nine as the free-to-air rights holder for all Wallabies Test matches played in the Southern Hemisphere in addition to select Test matches that Australia's national rugby union side plays in Europe.

Network Ten's latest acquisition includes television rights to all three Tests in next year's British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.

Additionally, Network Ten will air a weekly Super Rugby highlights package.

Though financial terms of the agreement were not officially released, Australian newspaper Herald Sun is reporting the agreement to be worth roughly US$2.5 million annually.


"We are delighted to welcome Ten as the new free-to-air home for rugby from 2013 to 2015," said ARU managing director and chief executive John O'Neill. "We look forward to working with them knowing rugby will be the primary football code in the network's programming stable. It’s important for us given the exciting times ahead - including next year’s highly-anticipated tour of Australia by the British and Irish Lions. The Lions Tour is a massive occasion. It has been 12 Years in the making and will be the biggest rugby event in this country since the 2003 Rugby World Cup."
Ten Network chief operating officer Jon Marquard added, "We are delighted to deliver live coverage of rugby union to fans over the next three years. The Wallabies showed on the weekend that a new generation of players is emerging and we look forward to helping grow the game by showing Tests live and on free-to-air television for all Australians to enjoy. This agreement for Wallabies Tests represents a new era in rugby union's growth and now cements Ten's position as the place all Australians can follow rugby union on free-to-air television.

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ant
Two years ago
20:27 29 Oct 12

Reply #385203

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

Rugby is such a crap 'sport'. I dont get how people like it


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HO
Two years ago
07:31 30 Oct 12

Reply #385229

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

terrific contribution to the discussion ant.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:17 30 Oct 12

Reply #385238

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

rugby's SHIT


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paul
Two years ago
09:44 30 Oct 12

Reply #385240

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

Wow, seems like youve been thoroughly outclassed HO.


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LRT
Two years ago
10:36 30 Oct 12

Reply #385245

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

Rugby's dip in popularity is evident in the deal, $2.5Mil is nothing compared to NRL and AFL.


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ant
Two years ago
10:41 30 Oct 12

Reply #385247

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

Sorry thought this was Hoops.com.au, not rugby or gaysport.com


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:52 30 Oct 12

Reply #385248

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

Paul, do you think the NBA will ever be on FTA again?


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HO
Two years ago
11:22 30 Oct 12

Reply #385252

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

LRT, 2.5 million is just for the wallabies - not for Super Rugby. And I don't think this includes the four nations series either although thats a little murky...

Lacrosse is shit btw.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:24 30 Oct 12

Reply #385253

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

rugby gets coverage basketball gets the middle digit, get used to it.


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paul
Two years ago
12:28 30 Oct 12

Reply #385259

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

Rugby gets most of its money from pay tv. I doubt Ten would be paying much for rights to screen a highlights show of Super Rugby.

Never say never re the NBA but it rated pretty poorly on ONE so Id be surprised if it was back in the short term. Here's hoping but I am happy to watch it online.

It would be nice if iiNet could offer NBA TV as part of Fetch TV, not sure if the commercials of that would add up from their end but it would be enough for me to upgrade to it.


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HO
Two years ago
12:55 30 Oct 12

Reply #385265

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

I would like to declare that really, if you understand onside and offside, Rugby Union is an awesome game.


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ant
Two years ago
18:51 30 Oct 12

Reply #385293

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

I do, but not for me. Same goes for league. They got the game right with AFL.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:55 30 Oct 12

Reply #385295

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

ant just scared to play coz he a skinny pussy!


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BigAds
Two years ago
19:40 30 Oct 12

Reply #385300

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

And don't forget the importance of putting phases together HO


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Jim Bert
Two years ago
23:14 30 Oct 12

Reply #385315

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

I love rugby. And basketball. Deal with it.


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Jim Bert
Two years ago
23:22 30 Oct 12

Reply #385316

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

I love rugby. And basketball. Deal with it.


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HO
Two years ago
06:43 31 Oct 12

Reply #385322

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

BigAds, I won't forget about those phases if you promise to remember how important it is to move the ball quickly from the breakdown.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:46 31 Oct 12

Reply #385327

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

One's played by men and the other by those who wish they were.One has a following in Australia that is significant the other doesn't. One attracts crowds and sponsorship the other doesn't.Depending on the number of active, opposed to dormant cells encased in the cranium most understand that second and third tier athletes are involved with hoops despite it being a great 40 minute game.


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HO
Two years ago
11:45 31 Oct 12

Reply #385352

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

thanks Anon, now you start off your post comparing Rugby with AFL, why the Hoops bit at the end?


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BigAds
Two years ago
11:50 31 Oct 12

Reply #385353

re: Network Ten signs with Rugby

The backs get to do all the 'pretty' work. Quade would probably disagree.


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