Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

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 29 September 2014, the Australia Network television service, which is run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), will be replaced with a more limited television service to be known as ‘Australia Plus’. Australia Plus will deliver Australian content with a focus on news and sport, business, lifestyle, education and English language learning. According to the Australia […]

With only hours until the 100th edition of the Tour de France begins and just hours after News Corporation’s historic split into 21st Century Fox and New News Corp has completed, there is a cross-over between these two seemingly unrelated events.  The common thread is Team Sky. Team Sky announced earlier in the week that […]

The English Cricket Board (ECB) today announced that the UK’s Sky Sports has been awarded the rights to continue broadcasting live international and county cricket in the UK exclusively until the end of the 2017 English summer. There is also an option for Sky Sports to extend the deal for an additional two years, which would cover Australia’s […]

FOXTEL Chief Executive Officer Kim Williams AM has been appointed to the position of CEO of News Limited, the Australian division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. This comes after Mr Murdoch, News Corporation’s Chairman & Chief Executive announced today that current CEO & Chairman of the Australian unit (News Limited) of News Corp, John Hartigan […]

The UK sports broadcast market has just been shaken up. It was announced today that the BBC and BSKyB have jointly won the television rights from Formula One Management to broadcast Formula 1 in the UK starting next year and running until 2018. This is despite the BBC’s current contract running until the end of […]

Gripping television that is what it was. The UK Select Committee hearing into the News of the World phone hacking scandal saw Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks face questions from British Parliamentarians. See below for screen shots from various media outlets locally and internationally who covered the hearing online, on mobile and on TV. Below […]

Tonight at 11:30 Australian Eastern time approx. hundreds of millions of people around the world will be watching the British Parliamentary House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee into the Phone Hacking scandal that has engulfed the UK. If you are in Australia and want to catch News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch, News International […]

The United Kingdom’s biggest selling newspaper is set to close this Sunday. In an unprecedented move News International Chairman James Murdoch has ordered the closure of the 168 year old News of the World (NOTW) tabloid. Despite a circulation of nearly 3 million and a readership estimated at 7.5m every Sunday, the News Corporation group […]