Friday, October 30th, 2020

The ICC World T20 in India commences this Tuesday and until today it had appeared that television coverage of the tournament would not be available to Australian viewers, with no Australian broadcaster electing to purchase the rights from global rights holder Star Sports (a unit of 21st Century Fox) (see Fairfax Media’s story here). However a list […]

In August the NRL awarded the Nine Network exclusive broadcast rights to 4 weekly NRL Premiership Games from 2018. At the time, the now former NRL CEO Dave Smith said “…there will be more live and free Rugby League on television – and that is what the fans want.” This agreement with Nine blindsided incumbent NRL media partners […]

The AFL has this evening announced a record $2.508 billion, six-year broadcast rights deal with News Corp Australia, Seven West Media and Telstra. Heavy-hitters were out in force at the press conference announcing the new deal with AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan joined by Rupert Murdoch, Robert Thomson and Kerry Stokes, amongst others. The new deal, which […]

On Thursday the Clipsal 500 gets underway on the streets of Adelaide which means it is the start of the V8 Supercars Championship series. The first V8 Supercars round of the 2015 season will be followed in a couple of weeks time by the opening of the FIA Formula One season at Albert Park in […]

After a two-year hiatus, Network Ten is returning to the netball court after agreeing to a new broadcast deal with Netball Australia and Fox Sports for coverage of the ANZ Championship. For the last two seasons, the ANZ Championship has been broadcast on Fox Sports and SBS TWO. Under the terms of the two-year deal, […]

The F1 broadcast landscape in Australia has just received its biggest shake-up since the Ten Network acquired exclusive F1 rights from Channel Nine. In news breaking this morning, it has been announced that every race, qualifying session and practice session of the Formula 1 season will now be LIVE and in High Definition on Fox […]

The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup gets underway on Saturday with the first match from Christchurch between New Zealand and runners-up of the 2011 edition of the tournament Sri Lanka. Despite the tournament matches not starting until Saturday, there have already been some complaints made by viewers over the TV graphics packaged used by the […]

The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup begins this Saturday with co-hosts New Zealand taking on Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Later on Saturday the tournament gets underway in Australia with the Aussies lining up against the old enemy England at the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground. The tournament will see 14 teams play a total of 49 […]

A few weeks ago we wrote about the lack of an Australian broadcaster for the 2014 English Summer of Cricket (Broadcast blackspot over Australia for England’s Summer of Cricket). We said that the ECB needed to make its product available to Australian audiences in non-Ashes years to ensure that the second or third biggest cricket market […]

ESPNCricinfo’s live score service showed (at the time of writing) that England were 70/2 after 17.1 overs on the 1st day of the First Test Match against Sri Lanka at Lords.  Unfortunately for cricket fans in Australia this is the only way to follow the English team this Australian winter, as the England and Wales […]