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"For our game it is the greatest deal ever done."
-- Australian Rugby League Commission Chair John Grant, on the league's billion-dollar plus deal with Nine Network and Fox Sports. (BLOOMBERG, 8/20)
Wednesday August 22, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 52 Print This Issue

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  • A Billion Reasons To Smile

    The Australian Rugby League's new $1B deal with Nine and Fox Sports is a huge boost for the sport in Australia.

    The Australian Rugby League Commission has agreed to a five-year broadcasting agreement with Nine and Fox Sports in a deal worth more than $1B, marking the largest agreement in Rugby League history. The deal allows Nine and Fox to broadcast all games in Australia, and leaves the ARLC free to pursue further broadcasting revenues in New Zealand. ARLC Chair John Grant said, “The whole package is a simply fantastic result for Rugby League. The cash that comes from the agreement, used wisely, will provide the funding base for sustainably growing our game from the grassroots to the elite levels."

  • Billionaire Backer

    American fund manager George Soros bets on ManU, buys 7.85% stake in club.

  • Celebrity Celebration

    WTA rolls out "Strong Is Beautiful" campaign with high wattage star power.

  • Sailing The Ocean Blue

    EPL club Sunderland makes a sponsorship deal with Korea's entry in the America's Cup.

  • Toying Around

    Toy company Gulliver plans collection based on Brazilian national player Neymar.

  • Playing For Survival

    Spanish club Malaga is playing for its financial survival against Greek side Panathinaikos.

  • Fans Take A Holiday

    La Liga's season opened to empty seats as Spanish fans stuck to their holiday plans.

  • What It Is Is Football

    NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars will play four games at Wembley Stadium starting in '13.

  • New Sheriff In Town

    David Gallop has full agenda as he takes the reins of Australia's football federation.

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