Unless a deal is struck between Nine and its WIN Corp affiliate soon, regional viewers could be watching cricket coverage on SBS.
Fairfax reported a “secret deal” was signed some months ago to avoid Nine breaching its obligations to Cricket Australia.
Nine and WIN are locked in “high stakes negotiations” over transmission fees.
Unless the two can agree new terms, WIN’s regional network could “go to black” at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Other Nine programming would be affected by WIN being forced off air.
WIN mogul Bruce Gordon will resume talks with Nine this week.
Source: Uk New