Football Federation Australia (FFA)

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Football Federation Australia earned a substantial increase in the value of its international media rights in a deal with the IMG agency last month.

Public-service broadcaster ABC missed out on free-to-air rights to the Australian A-League and Australia national team matches as it cannot sell advertising, TV Sports Markets understands.

Football Federation Australia’s new domestic deal for top-tier A-League rights has succeeded in squeezing a good increase from an uncompetitive landscape.

Football Federation Australia has confirmed it is in talks with commercial broadcaster Ten over a deal that could give the A-League significantly more exposure via free-to-air television
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US sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights to top-tier club football competitions the Dutch Eredivisie and Chinese Super League, along with Australia’s A-League and W-League.

Australian public-service broadcaster SBS has secured rights to English Premier League football club Arsenal’s pre-season exhibition matches in Australia.

Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has said that it is unlikely that pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports will renew its domestic rights deal for the top-tier A-League before the start of the new season.