Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Optus’ TV Now service was held earlier this month by the Federal Court not to infringe the AFL or NRL’s copyright in their match broadcasts. Following the Court’s decision the Australian Football League’s Chief Executive Andrew Demetriou, in a wide-ranging interview with the Herald Sun made a number of comments surrounding the case and Optus’ conduct. The comments […]

After the TEN Network was widely criticised for its lack of extensive live coverage of last year’s FINA World Championship, including by this website, in good news for swimming fans, TEN has announced that the 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships will be broadcast LIVE and EXCLUSIVELY on TEN and ONE from Thursday, March 15 until March 22. The competition this […]

Last year it was heralded as “monumental”, that is the broadcast deal with former 24/7 FTA Sports channel, ONE HD, which saw it broadcast the Gold Coast’s Quicksilver Pro surfing event on free-to-air TV for the first time ever. How things change in twelve months. This year’s event will not be broadcast live on free-to-air. The lack of a […]

The Ten Network served Breakfast this morning ahead of its scheduled debut next Monday. The move to premiere the breakfast show early was made in order to capitalise on the leadership crisis currently engulfing Australia following Mr Kevin Rudd resigning as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs. The program is fronted by NZ’s Paul Henry, Andrew Rochford and Kathryn Robinson, […]

With the AFL’s NAB Cup preseason competition beginning this Friday it is an opportune time to look at how this competition and the home & away season will be covered following last year’s record A$1.2 billion media rights deal. To watch matches this year and beyond, AFL fans will be spoilt for choice across free-to-air, subscription-TV, […]

We have reported over the last few weeks the use of social media by TV networks in order to engage viewers further in programs and deliver further opportunities to sponsors. This has included Seven’s new MKR app and the use of social networking apps by Nine and Seven in their respective broadcasts of cricket and tennis […]

FOXTEL yesterday announced a jump of 5.1% in subscription revenues for the six months to 31 December 2011. This result was off the back of solid improvements in the take-up of FOXTEL products by FOXTEL customers including FOXTEL’s iQ, multiroom and high definition digital offerings. This is a good result for FOXTEL in a tough retail environment […]

After much speculation Ten Network Holdings Limited has today announced that former interim-CEO and current TEN shareholder Lachlan Murdoch has been elected as the company’s Chairman. This move means that TEN’s existing Chairman Brian Long will become Deputy Chairman and Lead Independent Director. In TEN’s press release Brian Long said: “The Board is pleased that Lachlan has agreed […]

Last week Frost Global published an article about the lack of HD broadcasting of sport on free-to-air TV in Australia, especially since the rebranding last year of ONE HD to simply ONE. Yesterday the SUPERBOWL XLVI was broadcast in Australia LIVE on TEN, ONE and through FOXTEL/AUSTAR on ESPN. According to the MediaWeek Morning Report and OzTAM, a total of 268,000 people watched […]

AUSTAR has today announced that it will seek court approval to postpone its Shareholder Meetings relating to the proposed acquisition of AUSTAR by FOXTEL until the end of March 2012.   AUSTAR is seeking this request to allow more time for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to finalise its review of the transaction. On […]