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Pay TV platform Foxtel will give its Australian Football League channel the boot when the season ends on Sept. 30, and it has laid the blame on its wrangle with the free-to-air webs over the price of rights for the popular sport.
Foxtel, which launched the 24/7 Fox Footy channel in 2002, has failed to reach agreement with Kerry Stokes' Seven Network and Canwest's Network Ten, which paid A$780 million ($591 million) for the 2007-11 rights late last year.
Neither show all the games, leaving Fox Footy to air the leftovers, a key driver for subscriptions.
Problem is, the price was grossly inflated due to a last-minute bid from rival …