The next broadcast rights and licensing deals for 2022 could influence whether Netball Tasmania severs ties with Collingwood Magpies ahead of a possible Super Netball state entry.
The most likely deal would be for Tasmania to continue hosting the annual Super Netball match for a further two years, but beyond that all offers will be put on the table.
"We've done an extraordinary amount of research and had lots of conversations about the idea," he said.
"I think the reality is with the current licence period coming up in two years, we'd be hard pressed to say we're in a position to apply for a licence at that point in time.
"But I definitely would not rule it out. Certainly we're doing everything in our power over the next few years."
Netball Australia has told Pidgeon the "door is open" to competition expansion to include a Tasmanian team.
"My understanding is that the broadcast partner is very open to it all," he said.
"They've got that two years to run on the current licence and I think then they plan to assess where things sit."
Pidgeon said only a short roster that sustains just seven homes games a year - less one in Melbourne - is preventing more content happening.
Launceston has played the hosts to back-to-back wins over Queensland Firebirds in the past two years while Magpies' preseason games have been held in Hobart.
"I think Collingwood at this point are keen to make something happen," he said.
"We would hope it's not poorly attended just because we're trying to put on that show for the netball pubic.
"It's a big event for us and it's certainly not a good look if only a few hundred roll up.
"It not only does hurt our future chances of hosting Collingwood games, but we need to keep the eye on the prize of Tasmania whether a Super Netball team is viable."