Originally Posted by rooq
according to the article on the BBC website a while back, the costs of running the british franchise was going to be underwritten by the AIBA, and they would get this money from TV. if a tv deal doesnt materialise, the franchise may just about complete one season before folding
I suppose providing they all get paid its a bit of a no lose situation for the British lads then. I hated the idea of this at first but I am slowly warming to it in some sort of perverse way.
The problem is though that it needs to generate some heavy revenue fast. TV deals sponsorship and tickets all needs to be raking it in because I expect that this is an extremely costly thing to run. It puts it all under one roof however which make it easy to understand and more attractive for both TV and sponsors.
Im just not sure if they have enough of a following to build a global brand fast enough with the money they must be leaking left right and centre.