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ARU to announce $275 million TV deal

The n Rugby Union has secured a new broadcast rights deal worth more than $275 million in a deal that will see all Super Rugby matches live on Fox Sports and a Sunday morning replay on Ten Network.
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The deal, first revealed by Fairfax Media in 2014, has taken more than a year to complete because the code’s governing body, SANZAR (South Africa, New Zealand and Rugby), who will also absorb Argentina as a full member from next year, had to negotiate 11 different broadcast deals before making an official announcement.

Apart from the four local markets, TV rights deals were negotiated for a number of regions, including the Americas, UK, France, Italy, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Japan.

The ARU will announce at 9am tomorrow a $55 million plus per year deal, up from the current agreement worth around $25 million per season, for broadcast rights to the Super Rugby and Wallabies matches that will run from through from next year until 2020.

The agreement was boosted by a large input from Britain’s BSkyB for broadcast rights to Super Rugby as well as a stronger US dollar – the currency in which the deals were done.

Under the terms of the agreement, Fox Sports, which is owned by News Corporation, will maintain live coverage for all Super Rugby matches, on-selling replay and rights to all Wallabies matches to be simulcast on Ten.

2016 will also mark the first time that Super Rugby, which was established in 1996, will have a free-to-air presence – Ten will have replay rights for one match on Sunday morning each week. The free-to-air network will also have rights to replay Super Rugby finals matches involving n teams.

ARU chief executive Bill Pulver told Fairfax Media in 2014 that he had been “pretty damn nervous, with good reason” more than a year ago with rugby facing budgetary issues.

The new deal, as well as a $10 million cost-cutting program, will go along way to alleviating financial concerns for the code.

“n rugby will be in a much better shape from 2016 through to 2020. We’ve been through a broadcast negotiation that has typically been very tense … and we’ve resolved the negotiations around who gets what share and that’s been a very co-operative negotiation,” Mr Pulver told Fairfax Media last year.

“I think it’s been a very fair outcome for all unions. The final stage is to finalise the agreements.”

The deal marks the third major football broadcast agreement this year, with the National Rugby League securing $1.8 billion over five years and the n Football League signing a $2.508 billion six year deal earlier this year.

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