The Broadcasting and Business side of the NRL. in The Australian Rugby League Forum Posted November 19, 2021 · Edited November 19, 2021 by DC77 https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/nrl-nine-tv-broadcast-rights-rugby-league-australia-foxtel/ NRL $445 million (£330 million) for five years on Nine. I’ve seen the status of the NRL in Aus compared to the Premier League here, but is that accurate? NBC in the US are paying the Premier League $2.7 billion over 6 years, roughly six times what a domestic broadcaster in the form of Nine is paying the NRL. That’s probably an unfair comparison as it’s a different market size (still blown away by the difference mind). A better comparison, Optus in Australia are paying £43 million per season (so £215 million over the same length of Nine’s NRL deal) for the Premier League. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/16784688/premier-league-nbc-sports-australia-contract/ So, £215 million, for a foreign league, vs £330 million for a domestic one. That comparison doesn’t suggest the NRL has anything like the status the PL does here. Accurate?