A League TV Rights
Rumour has it scored by Stan/Nine with Fox lowballing.
Interesting how this affects the NBL - does Stan see A League and Tennis enough for summer and no longer feel the need to score the NBL?
Certainly lowers their need for summer content - original rumour was Stan were willing to overpay to score the NBL. Perhaps they score it but at a much lower price?
Fox look like they only want AFL NRL and Cricket "the major sports" and not willing to pay for much else. That means unlikely to offer NBL much if anything, means no competition to drive up the price either.
Alternative streamers such as Optus, Amazon probably have little to no interest in NBL despite being out in the market to score sports content.
Seven, Ten seem set and not interested in NBL.
Perhaps status quo with ESPN and SBS and a revenue opportunity missed?