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 […]

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 Champions League Twenty20 tournament began in India overnight with qualifying matches taking place to decide the last spots in the main draw. The T20 tournament pits the best T20 teams from around the world against each other with the tournament proper beginning on Thursday. Australian teams have previously won the tournament on two occasions. A […]

It was an US$80 billion takeover bid that stole the front and business pages of newspapers around the world, but for now a merged 21st Century Fox-Time Warner remains a pipe dream. 21st Century Fox has announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Time Warner Inc. Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch said: […]

On 13 June 2013 the NSW Government announced that Sydney had won the rights to host the #Openingseries of Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2014 – this would be the first time that such a match would be held in Australia.  The #Openingseries of the MLB, which is one of the biggest sporting competitions in […]

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 […]

21st Century Fox’s new national US sports channel FOX Sports 1 (launching August 17) has secured a 12-year broadcast rights deal to bring major golf to FOX Sports from 2015. The new agreement will see the FOX network and FOX Sports 1 become the principal domestic media partner of the USGA and the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s […]

21st Century Fox’s subscription-TV business STAR India has been awarded the broadcast rights by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games and the Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing next year. While 21st Century Fox’s US business FOX missed out on the last […]