Thursday, October 22nd, 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 […]

As the start of the 2014 MotoGP season begins this weekend in Qatar, FOX Sports has announced (as reported by TV Tonight) that it will once again be broadcasting the top flight of two-wheel racing after signing a sub-licensing deal with the TEN Network. This deal follows hot on the heals of FOX Sports signing […]

Today marks 40 days to go until the start of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. With the Games fast approaching its time to take at look at what Australia’s official Olympics broadcaster the Ten Network (Ten) will be offering Australian viewers. Ten will deliver its coverage across its various platforms, including its primary channel […]

The Nine Network have released details of its Tri Nations broadcast this Saturday. The match between the QANTAS Wallabies and New Zealand All Blacks from Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium is the decider in the series and a last hit out for both teams before this year’s Rugby World Cup in NZ. The match will be broadcast live […]

  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 […]

In the early hours of this morning (Australian time) Rafael Nadal put the finishing touches to his sixth French Open crown, after defeating Roger Federer in the Men’s Final. The attention now turns to the grass courts and the All England Club for the Wimbledon Championships. For the first time ever the Seven Network have […]

FOXTEL and AUSTAR will pay an estimated $593 million in cash and $85 million in contra to the AFL as part of the new $1.253 billion media rights deal for 2012 to 2016. Foxtel’s CEO Kim Williams AO told the Australian Financial Review that the new deal, “…is a considered investment in terms of retaining […]

In the lead up to the announcement of the new 2012-2016 television rights deal for the AFL, we are pleased to publish for the first time an original FrostGlobal article from 2006 examining the history and state of AFL broadcasting rights following the announcement of the 2007-2011 rights deal.

Sports fans are hungry for information. In the Australian market there are numerous dedicated sporting websites including www.foxsports.com.au, the newly launched www.onehd.com.au and www.sportal.com.au, just to name a few. Whilst the advertising dollar remains focussed on television and government media regulation for sport continues to leave online policy out of the fold (as seen with […]

News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch said earlier this year that “content is not just king, it is the emperor of all things electronic. Clever technology is merely an empty vessel without any great content.”