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Nine holds ‘constructive’ NRL rights meeting, code secures A$250m credit line

ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys speaks to the media during at Rugby League Central on March 19, 2020 in Sydney (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) chair Peter V’landys has been encouraged by a “constructive and cooperative” meeting with Hugh Marks, chief executive of free-to-air commercial broadcaster Nine, over the proposed rescheduling of the NRL season and a possible reworking of the two parties’ broadcast deal.

The meeting coincided with the news that the league has struck a deal for a A$250m ($158m/€145m) credit line from a group of London banks and financial institutions.

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