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AyJay
Last year

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NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Does anyone know what the five year deal is worth to the NBL and how it directly benefits NBL clubs, players and the general public?

Will it directly give clubs funds and raise current salary caps or is it absorbed into NBL employment, bureaucracy etc?

Couldn't find anything online except the basic story outline.

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Train
Last year
12:58 14 Jan 16

Reply #573394

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

From what i heard the NBL had to pay part of the costs to have games shown so not sure FOX paid anything to broadcast games. This was just from what was talked about on here and other forums so I could be wrong.


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Ricky
Last year
13:14 14 Jan 16

Reply #573397

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Always nice when millionaires are involved with NBL, Kestelman, Bendat who can spend big to make it big.. need more rich and stable owners who care.


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KET
Last year
13:19 14 Jan 16

Reply #573398

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Very much doubt Foxtel are paying a cent.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:54 14 Jan 16

Reply #573404

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Bendat has never done anything for the NBL only for Perth which is fair enough. Kestleman has 2 hats and has saved the NBL so far.


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swish
Last year
14:01 14 Jan 16

Reply #573405

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Possibly a very big part of the investment by LK is to put up some cash to get the league exposure, then try to recoup this through selling sponsorship to the likes of Chemist Wharehouse.

Trying to prove the NBL is a quality TV product and prove it will pull viewers which will give it a real dollar value for future contracts.

Adding to this investment is the commitment to re-establish the Brisbane Bullets and possibly further expand the league to increae potential tv audience.

No-one can doubt LK is giving this thing his best shot. Its not perfect, but no sporting comp is but you gotta love the vision and the optimism in the league tight now.


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Ricky
Last year
14:09 14 Jan 16

Reply #573410

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Perth benefited greatly with his injection of money and the professionalism Perth has in all aspects of the club helps the NBL's image.

Now that Kestelman is on board, hopefully they find a similar owner or group for Brisbane and eventually other struggling clubs.

They've done well with the sponsors so far and haven't even got a naming rights sponsor for the league yet.

Very promising future. Foxtel and the NBL Live app working very well.


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Haz
Last year
14:58 14 Jan 16

Reply #573414

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

KET why would you say Foxtel aren't paying a cent? What gives you that impression?

I know the NBL has put up a lot of its own money to get on Fox, but I thought Fox was also funding a bit of it (at least)


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Dave
Last year
15:31 14 Jan 16

Reply #573421

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

If the NBL are partially playing for it to be televised, why would they receive money from Foxtel? Foxtel would put money towards the cost but would not be giving the NBl money direct. That would come from sponsorships, which would come on board with a TV deal in place.


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KET
Last year
15:49 14 Jan 16

Reply #573423

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Haz, I mean Fox wouldn't be paying a cent to the NBL. I'm sure Fox are paying part of the costs of production.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:44 14 Jan 16

Reply #573430

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Before LK is believe the last deal they did with foxtel was was about $300,000 - unless i'm wrong.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:19 14 Jan 16

Reply #573436

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

It's $1,000,000 doctor evil


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Aussie
Last year
18:42 14 Jan 16

Reply #573445

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Who is doctor evil?


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Aussie
Last year
18:44 14 Jan 16

Reply #573446

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

What I am really interested in is how well the games have been rating? The figures aren't published anywhere.

If the ratings aren't good enough, will every game still be live on FOX next season?


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paul
Last year
19:13 14 Jan 16

Reply #573448

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

FWIK Fox games are averaging in the 15-20K mark (that's average audience, not total reach) and Gem in the 40-50K mark. That makes for roughly double the overall viewing audience of last season.


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Aussie
Last year
19:59 14 Jan 16

Reply #573455

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Wow Paul, that is terrible :-(


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paul
Last year
21:01 14 Jan 16

Reply #573466

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Only if your expectations were too high. That's right around what was to be expected with so many games on, and much better than the last time it was on Fox despite far fewer games to stretch the audience. The Gem numbers are solid for the NBL, comparable to the years on Ten.

Both need to improve a hell of a lot to cash in, but that was never going to happen in the first season. It is just the same product dressed up a little better.


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Luuuc
Last year
22:46 14 Jan 16

Reply #573476

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

15-20k? Ouch!


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paul
Last year
23:03 14 Jan 16

Reply #573478

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Were you seriously expecting more than that with six games per week?


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Luuuc
Last year
00:34 15 Jan 16

Reply #573481

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

I had nothing to really base expectations on as such.
But I was certainly hoping for more by this stage, with the season well underway and the coverage locked regularly into channel 503.


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paul
Last year
07:42 15 Jan 16

Reply #573486

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

I was hoping for more too obviously, but at the end of the 2000s the NBL was averaging 4-5K on Fox with only two games per week, and across the Ten/ONE deal it was in the 30-40K range, so it was always very unlikely there'd be big numbers.

The positive is the overall reach is around double what it was last year, so at least that's progress. The negative is there needs to be huge improvement to make the league sustainable.


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PeterJohn
Last year
08:39 15 Jan 16

Reply #573489

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

paul - I struggle to remember. Last year was it 2 games per week being shown? i.e., is the increased audience a direct consequence of the increased exposure (number of games)?

What would be interesting to know as well is the additional exposure through NBL Live app. Is that known at all?


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paul
Last year
08:49 15 Jan 16

Reply #573490

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Yep.


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AyJay
Last year
13:33 15 Jan 16

Reply #573516

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Last season we had Friday night and Sunday games.

Its the Friday night game I really miss. I am hoping there is room in the Fox deal for them to sell them on for an acceptable FTA price.

Who else misses the Friday night FTA games?


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Ricky
Last year
13:58 15 Jan 16

Reply #573519

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

I miss the channel seven / channel ten coverage during the glory days and the great John Gardiner.


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Haz
Last year
14:37 15 Jan 16

Reply #573524

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

I miss the Friday night game too. Out of the 2 FTA games from last season, the Friday night game was always better for mine.

Never really could be too bothered watching a game on Sunday arvo when I could be doing other things that day, or binge watch a TV show!

I think the NBL really needs a Friday or Thursday night FTA component to the Fox deal. Sunday's would be better suited just for a highlights show.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Last year
17:02 15 Jan 16

Reply #573535

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Don't forget, last season's friday night FTA game was rigged so that Perth was "always" on. Bloody Nick Marvin.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:26 16 Jan 16

Reply #573624

re: NBL-Foxtel deal- Whats it worth?

Let's not get too carried away with individual game ratings. What the FOX deal has done is ensure that every game is broadcast live and in HD and has been perfect for increasing the league's general media presence through highlights and stories being spread.

You can see this result in the increased crowds that have attended games this year. Once the games are regularly sold out then you will see the ratings jump big-time.


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