Rugby league: NRL delighted over revamped season after broadcast talks with Nine Network

ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys left his meeting with Nine Network chief executive Hugh Marks, buoyed at their short and long-term futures.

AAP reports the NRL may consider extending its broadcast deal with the Nine Network and Fox Sports, after "constructive and cooperative" crisis talks on Tuesday night.

But what a restructured season may look like remains unclear and questions still surround how much broadcast revenue the NRL can expect to receive this season.

The positive for V'landys is Nine made it clear it's committed long-term to a game that has been reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

"There's a lot of detail still to be sorted out," V'landys told AAP. "There's a lot of hard work to go under the bridge, but at least it's done in good spirit and in good faith.

"He [Marks] put his position to me, I put my position to him. We're not that far apart.

"We're a little bit apart and that's what you do in negotiation - you try and get to the position where everyone's happy with.

"We couldn't have gotten more than what we did today out of the meeting."

On Wednesday, NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg is expected to meet with Fox Sports management, who contribute AU$200 million a year.

AAP reports that V'landys, Marks and Foxtel boss Patrick Delany will sit down on Thursday to iron out what the season will look like, and how much money will be paid to the NRL.

V'landys insists the simulcast deal wasn't brought up by Marks on Tuesday.

The NRL will be desperate to finalise discussions as soon as possible, as it attempts to resume its competition in late May.

Nine commentator and former premiership-winning coach Phil Gould has urged his employer and the league to discuss a long-term plan.

"I have great confidence in the NRL chairman Peter V'landys and I think their meetings will be quite significant in the future of the game," Gould said.

"They have to work out a long-term plan, as well as what they do in the short-term, and I think they are the two best people to do it."