They gave away the rights to Spike TV in the USA a couple of seasons ago. But that was a short-term, one-off deal.
I remember that, around this time everyone was complaining that we could watch pingpong handball and every other sport in the world and yet Origin was not broadcast anywhere basically.
So one of Australia's top products and we could not have ot shown.
Madness at the time. Now the game is sold on behalf of a international network selling agent.
I am not sure what they get for this, it would not be a huge amount, at least the game is being shown.
I just read that Maori free-to-air is getting all the warriors games this year, and another station in NZ is getting a extra free NRL game as well. They bought from Sky.
Maori TV also get the super-league games and the local NZ junior comp i was reading. Happy days.