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Soccer unveils their $160m deal

Posted by: 2UE | 19 November, 2012 - 4:36 PM
$160 million four-year broadcast deal for soccer in Australia

Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has unveiled a $160 million four-year broadcast deal for the code.

On a day David Gallop declared was very exciting for football, he announced the new television rights deal, worth double the previous agreement, would be shared between Foxtel, Fox Sports and for the first time the A-League will be shown free-to-air on SBS.

Beginning at the start of the 2013/2014 A-League season SBS will show one live match every Friday in the deal that ends on July 1, 2017.

Paul Murray questions the SBS role in the deal, using tax-payer funds for rights?


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It was hailed as a "bloody good day" by Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy as the long-awaited multi-million dollar broadcast rights deal was unveiled.

Col Patterson from the Football Federation speaks with Paul Murray and defends the right of SBS to pay for the rights to the Socceroos matches and the A-League.

 

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