Sky falling for netball NZ as broadcast revenue set to plumet

Sky falling for netball NZ as broadcast revenue set to plumet2023-12-15T04:33:07+10:00
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  • Maryann
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      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/sky-falling-for-netball-nz-as-broadcast-revenue-set-to-plummet/3H7XYOHSKBH4NCTP23VSPOM4WY/

      Here’s hoping Netball NZ has learnt something from the Australian debacle and makes well considered decisions.

      Kwkiwi
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        Looks to me like someone at Netball nz is trying to negotiate through the media and tell sky they could go with tvnz. That would be interesting. I doubt tvnz could pull out the big chequebook with the poor state of the nz government’s finances and that of tvnz.

        Agree though there needs to be some innovation as the nz game looks the same as thirty years ago. They could start with the two point shot in the circle and maybe even a shot allowed from outside the circle. Would make the game much more watchable and prevent the blowouts at half time. Gets very repetitive and predictable watching the bottom placed teams in a Six team league play each other multiple times in a season with just a one point shot in play.

        They could also introduce in season transfers to strengthen weak teams. Would stop the benching of capable players for the whole season like we saw with Mvula this year.

        Wyllie needs to stop just number crunching and get a bit more visionary for the sake of the nz league.

        Kwkiwi
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          If you look at what appears to be the latest set of NNZ accounts available online, ie the 2021 annual report, it says that Netball nz recieved $13m in sponsorship and $7m in grants and sport nz funding. So broadcast revenue is not the only source of revenue for NNZ. Just a flick through the report showed an extraordinarily large list of head office staff. Maybe a few cuts there would be in order considering – have they actually progressed the sport in the last decade? I’d say not. Just a seems like a top heavy organisation with a lot of mouths to feed.

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            Kwkiwi
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              Bizarre Rnz article not really offering any solutions to nz’s league getting stale from a product point of view. The article states that the Aussie league has a more ‘in your face’ broadcast style, when in actual fact the main difference is the introduction of the supershot and time outs. There’s also the introduction of the Nissan net points which make the game analysis more interesting.

              If anything the sky nz netball coverage has more commentators and former netball players at the games than the Aussie coverage.

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