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TV Rights, err Wrongs

When the 2012-16 AFL TV rights deal was announced the consensus was positive: a deal had been done that was going to deliver a bucket of money to the AFL. The negotiators had even managed to secure guarantees of live coverage for non-Victorian teams’ games into their home States.

Supposedly this was a great deal for the fans. Especially fans of struggling teams whose existence was now virtually guaranteed by the AFL’s need for 9 games per week.

I disagree.