It’s not the first time that Seven has been on a war footing to seize State of origin rights from nine.
According to the Daily Telegraph, CEO James Warburton and sports boss Lewis Martin met with the NRLindependent commission chairman Peter V’landys and CEO Andrew Abdo last week.
Cameras caught the foursome deep in conversation at Sydney’s Glass Restaurant last week.
The article states that Seven wants to launch a joint offer with Foxtel to simulcast the three games on Seven, FOX League, Kayo and 7plus.
Their offer would be approximately $30 million a year ($10 million per game) for five seasons.
Their offering will include Men’s, Women’s and Under 19 Interstate matches with a commitment to heavily promote each match not only in the NSW and Queensland markets but nationally across AFL markets.
Nine currently has the rights sewn through 2027. James Warburton declined to comment, according to the article.
There was speculation in 2020 that Seven coveted Originalthough it was later linked to the money freed up if Seven walked away from Cricket Australia.