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Paramount ‘lines up’ wide-ranging bid for AFL domestic rights

Essendon celebrates scoring against Collingwood at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Paramount, the owner of Australian free-to-air television network Ten and subscription streaming service Paramount Plus, will reportedly bid for the entire suite of Australian Football League domestic broadcast rights.

Paramount executives will meet with AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan in New York within the next few days to discuss a bid that would see the Australian rules football league and the AFLW women’s league broadcast exclusively on Ten and Paramount Plus from the 2025 season, according to The Age newspaper.

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