Sunday, October 25th, 2020

The four ‘Grand Slam’ tournaments are the pinnacle of tennis for players – it is where champions are made. The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon Championships and US Open each year attract the world’s best tennis players, hundreds of thousands of spectators attending each two-week event, millions of television viewers around the world and ever-increasing […]

There has been a lot of press this week about the A-League grand final being played at Melbourne’s 30,050 seat AAMI Park as opposed to the 53,355 seat capacity Etihad Stadium. Football Federation Australia (FFA) would prefer the game to be played at Etihad but the AFL’s deal with the stadium meant it had already […]

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 […]

The  20th Commonwealth Games begins on 23 July in Glasgow and Australian audiences will be able to follow all the action on ABC Radio Grandstand. The ABC Grandstand team will bring audiences all the colour and excitement of the eleven days of competition, plus the Opening and Closing Ceremonies on ABC Local Radio, ABC Grandstand online, […]

The Fairfax Radio Network (FRN) has secured rights to broadcast cricket for the next five years. The FRN which includes Melbourne’s 3AW, Sydney’s 2UE, Brisbane’s 4BC and Perth’s 6PR will have live ball-by-ball coverage of: the Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day; the Commonwealth Bank Sydney Test; the Carlton Mid One Day International Series; the KFC T20 International […]

Football Federation Australia has today announced a landmark broadcast deal with Australia’s national broadcaster the ABC. The new deal will see the ABC broadcast the next four seasons of the A-League live on ABC Radio platforms. The news of this new deal follows reports in last week’s Sydney Morning Herald that the ABC will not have broadcast rights […]

Yesterday I wrote that Melbourne Talk Radio’s (MTR) future was not bright and that its problems were likely terminal. Today the life-support was turned off for the fledging station as the voices of MTR fell silence across the 1377AM frequency in Melbourne, replaced with easy listening station MyMP, according to the Herald Sun. The station […]

I wrote a couple of years ago about the struggle that Melbourne Talk Radio (MTR) would face in establishing a strong radio presence in Melbourne, especially given the existing players in the market namely Fairfax-owned 3AW and ABC 774. Since the well-publicised launch of the station back in April 2010, the station has continued to receive […]

  Reports in the Australian and the Australian Financial Review last week confirmed the government is failing to act on important regulatory issues affecting Australian television broadcasters. The first is the delay to pass the Anti-siphoning reforms that were first announced in December last year and second the delay to award the new Australia Network contract. Since this […]

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) recently held workshops in Sydney and Melbourne on the future of digital radio in cars. The workshops were attended by nearly 100 representatives from the automotive industry, including vehicle product managers, engineering planning teams, industry association members, retailers and manufacturers. The workshops, according to CRA’s press release, focussed on the current status of […]