The Australian reports the ARL will announce Nine and Foxtel will keep the NRL rights, in a deal is tipped to be worth $1B..
But there are also rumours that TEN could also be in on the deal.
The Roar reports under the new agreement, Nine will retain all representative games and three free-to-air matches. FOX Sports will continue with five games, including Monday Night Football.
It is understood that both TEN and Seven were buoyant about their chances of a deal, but the new ARL Commission has taken the offer from the incumbent broadcasters.
A spokesman for Nine said this morning the report was “premature” as no deal had yet been formalised.
The deal may deal also include a range of new innovations that will extend the reach of the code beyond TV to tablets and mobile.
The ARL is expected to hold a press conference this morning.
UPDATED: Now confirmed for Nine / FOX, please direct comments to subsequent story.