Nine network secures a major five-year deal for the NRL rights worth a massive $575million 1

Nine network secures a major five-year deal for the NRL rights worth a massive $575million

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Nine network secures a major five-year deal for the NRL rights worth a massive $575million


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Nine has signed a major deal to retain the NRL broadcast rights for five years from 2023 to 2027.

The huge commercial deal is estimated to be worth between $575million and $650million dollars.

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It includes the rights to the State of Origin and the NRL Grand Final, along with three additional matches that will air on Channel Nine per season.

Winning: The Nine network has secured a major five-year deal for the NRL rights worth a massive $575million

Winning: The Nine network has secured a major five-year deal for the NRL rights worth a massive $575million

‘This is a major deal for our business to bring this exciting sport to the Australian public across our platforms,’ said Nine chairman Peter Costello.

‘The negotiation has been constructive and in the spirit of partnership across our businesses and we thank the NRL for the positive engagement in the process for an outcome that benefits all Australians and fans of the game.’

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Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman Peter V’landys also expressed his excitement over the deal and the next five years with the Nine network. 

What's involved: The huge commercial deal is estimated to be worth between $575million and $650million dollars. It includes the rights to the State of Origin and the NRL Grand Final along with three additional matches that will air on Nine per season

What’s involved: The huge commercial deal is estimated to be worth between $575million and $650million dollars. It includes the rights to the State of Origin and the NRL Grand Final along with three additional matches that will air on Nine per season

‘Today is an exciting day for our fans with the free to air broadcast deal of the NRL Telstra Premiership, NRLW and Ampol State of Origin locked in until the end of 2027,’ he explained in a statement.

‘This is more than a broadcast deal, it’s a partnership to grow rugby league using all of Nine’s media platforms – television, radio and print,’ V’landys continued. ‘It was a priority for the Commission to secure the long term future of the game.’

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V’landys also thanked Peter Costello and Nine CEO Mike Sneesby for their ‘commitment to rugby league and loyalty to our game’.

This is more than a broadcast deal, it’s a partnership to grow rugby league': Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman Peter V’landys expressed his excitement over the deal and the next five years with the Nine network

This is more than a broadcast deal, it’s a partnership to grow rugby league’: Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman Peter V’landys expressed his excitement over the deal and the next five years with the Nine network

The major deal provides sports fans next year with live streaming and catch-up viewing options on Nine’s streaming service, 9Now. 

Nine’s radio stations 2GB and 4BC will also continue broadcasting games.  

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The company will feature State of Origin matches on Wednesday nights as normal, while also making a commitment to expand broadcasting and report on the NRLW season.  

The Nine network has aired NRL matches from every season since 1988 and is undoubtedly the league’s longest-running broadcast partner.  

History: Nine has aired NRL matches from every season since 1988 and is undoubtedly the league's longest-running broadcast partner

History: Nine has aired NRL matches from every season since 1988 and is undoubtedly the league’s longest-running broadcast partner

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