Rugby league coverage is key which is why the TV deals in Super League are such a talking point.
The deals with Sky Sports, Channel 4 and Viaplay all expire this year whilst BBC’s deal expires next year.
There is optimism from the sport that a deal can now be reached with Sky Sports settling a deal with the EFL.
There are “lots of potential partners” if a deal cannot be agreed with Sky.
Who these partners are is not clear.
This next deal is important to the sport especially if the NRL is to go by.
The sport is treated like the Premier League down there because of the way it is covered with plenty of talk shows about the sport every week, almost daily.
However, the host of one of these talk shows has now been stood down after alleged common assault charges.
Paul Kent of the Daily Telegraph who hosts NRL360 on Fox League has reportedly been charged with common assault according to the Daily Mail and TV Tonight.
“Paul Kent has been stood down from his duties with News Corp and FOX Sports while he deals with this personal matter,” News Corp said in a statement.
Kent has been a presenter on NRL 360 since its inception in 2013.
He was granted bail and will face court later this month.
Police were called to a home in Lilyfield on Friday morning and arrested Kent and a 33-year-old woman, Nine News reported. The woman was released without charge.