15 Dec 2023

Future of professional netball at risk

From Morning Report, 7:46 am on 15 December 2023

The future of New Zealand's professional netball league is at risk as the sport faces a massive cut to its broadcast revenue. Insiders are warning Netball NZ is "close to having a crisis on its hands" after Sky's bid for the rights came in significantly below previous deals. The low ball offer is said to have generated panic within Netball NZ's offices, with the broadcast deal covering the salary caps of the six ANZ Premiership franchises. Sports correspondent Dana Johannsen has the story and spoke with Ingrid Hipkiss