National Rugby League (NRL)

Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment is close to extending its biggest sports media rights property, free-to-air rights for the National Rugby League, according to local media

An outbreak of ‘streaming wars’ in Australia has injected life into a sports media rights market that this time last year looked threatened by a sharp decline.

All three of the main Australian television networks are expected to be allowed to bid for free-to-air rights to the National Rugby League, with the Australian Rugby League Commission said to be looking…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has renewed its media rights for Australia's National Rugby League for five years, from 2023 to 2027

Former Nine Entertainment managing director of commercial, Alexi Baker, has been named the chief customer and digital officer at Australia’s top-tier domestic rugby competition, the National Rugby League.

Alexi Baker, former Nine Entertainment managing director of commercial, is believed to be in talks to become chief operating officer at Australia’s top-tier domestic rugby competition, the National Rugby L…

International sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights in Africa to the NRL Australian rugby league competition

Australia’s top domestic federations have accepted significant short-term rights-fee cuts in renegotiated deals with domestic broadcasters, prioritising income security in the aftermath of the Covid-19 shutdown.

As major sports properties return to action, the attention of broadcasters in Asia-Pacific is turning to rights-fee rebates and other forms of compensation for the Covid-19 interruption.

Australian telco Telstra is set to lose its National Rugby League mobile rights after the current cycle ends in 2022, as the league looks to preserve greater exclusivity for its television partners

Australia's National Rugby League has been reported by local media to be this week agreeing seven-year domestic media rights deals worth nearly A$2.3bn ($1.5bn/€1.4bn).

Australian broadcasters Foxtel and Nine are seeking reductions in their rights fees for the NRL this year of between 16 per cent and 24 per cent, according to the Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's National Rugby League is close to a renegotiation and extension of its domestic media-rights deals with pay-television operator Foxtel and commercial free-to-air broadcaster Nine, according…

Seven has reportedly reached out to the National Rugby League about potentially picking up rights to the Australian club competition, but fellow commercial broadcaster Ten is said to have declined to become…

Australian pay-television broadcaster Foxtel yesterday announced it was laying off 200 staff and furloughing 140 more until the end of June, with chief executive Patrick Delany calling this week the "toughest…

Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) has today (Thursday) said it will hold talks with aggrieved rights-holder, free-to-air commercial broadcaster Nine, after laying out a plan for the Premiership t…

The Australian Rugby League Commission, the sport’s national governing body, is considering splitting matches into four quarters rather than two halves to boost future media-rights income.