Sky grabs F1 broadcast rights with the BBC from 2012

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… Continue reading Sky grabs F1 broadcast rights with the BBC from 2012

Hamish & Andy off to a strong start but will it hold?

  Nine’s much anticipated comedy program from Hamish and Andy premiered last night. According to OzTAM the show grabbed strong figures for its first outing with 1,456,000 viewers tuning in to see the New York based show. The show, titled Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year delivered a strong result for Nine not only in total audience… Continue reading Hamish & Andy off to a strong start but will it hold?

Ten needs to teach ONE to swim

The decision by the Ten Network to broadcast the FINA Swimming World Championships on up to a four hour delay on its digital channel ONE is one of the most surprising programming decisions ever made by a broadcast network in covering a major international sporting event featuring many Australians, especially our most successful Olympic sport.… Continue reading Ten needs to teach ONE to swim

Cadel Evans delivers for SBS

SBS‘s fantastic Tour de France for the last three weeks has averaged around 200,000+ viewers each evening. Since Thursday night as the Tour reached a crescendo in the Alps viewers tuned in droves with 456,000 viewers watching Stage 18 and Stage 19 scoring a then record 604,000 viewers for the multicultural broadcaster’s Tour de France coverage. Last night’s… Continue reading Cadel Evans delivers for SBS

Australia Network in extra time

  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… Continue reading Australia Network in extra time

RUPERT MURDOCH: “After all that has happened, I know we need to be here today.”

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… Continue reading RUPERT MURDOCH: “After all that has happened, I know we need to be here today.”

Australian TV & Radio Coverage Details of Murdoch’s UK Parliamentary Committee Appearance

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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… Continue reading Australian TV & Radio Coverage Details of Murdoch’s UK Parliamentary Committee Appearance

The end of the News of the World

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… Continue reading The end of the News of the World

The Tradition Continues – SBS’s Tour de France coverage

SBS’s coverage of 3,430.50km of the most gruelling cycling event in the world, the Tour de France is now only hours away. As SBS countdowns to its 21st year covering the event, Australian cycling fans will be able to immerse themselves in Tour de France coverage for the next three week as the government broadcaster… Continue reading The Tradition Continues – SBS’s Tour de France coverage