Sunday, October 25th, 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 action at SW19 kicks off Monday night (Australian time) with 16 Australians contesting the main singles draw, the strongest contingent of Aussies in twenty years. It will also be Lleyton Hewitt’s last Wimbledon singles campaign. Australian tennis fans will be able to catch-all the action live from Wimbledon on the Seven Network and Fox […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

In just over 12 hours, the new destination for first run British drama and comedy in Australia, BBC First launches on the Foxtel platform on channel 117. The channel will launch at 9.30am on Sunday 3rd August and will be available in HD and on also Foxtel GO. The new channel joins existing BBC Worldwide channels […]

A staple on Qantas services over many years has been the Nine Network’s Qantas inflight news bulletin. However the days of hearing the Nine News theme on a Qantas jetliner will soon be coming to an end. The Australian flag carrier has joined forces with Foxtel, SKY NEWS, FOX SPORTS and the Multi Channel Network […]

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 […]

The Giro d’Italia begins early Saturday morning (Australian time) with SBS ONE broadcasting every stage LIVE for the first time ever. After stage 1 (which SBS will cover LIVE from 2:15am), coverage on SBS ONE will begin at around 11pm on weeknights and around 10:45pm on weekends (AEST) from Saturday 10 May until Sunday 1 June. SBS ONE will […]