Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Friday was a big day in New York with confirmation from News Corporation that it had completed the separation of its businesses, with 21st Century Fox and New News Corp each emerging at 4:30PM local time. Here are some excerpts from 21st Century Fox’s and New News Corp’s press releases confirming the split (to read […]

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 world’s greatest annual sporting event is nearly here. For the next three weeks, the world’s best road cyclists will cover 3,479km of difficult terrain, as they compete in the 100th edition of le Tour de France. For Australian viewers, live coverage will once again be delivered by SBS. Michael Tomalaris will front SBS’s coverage […]

The Australian free-to-air networks have had early evening rolling coverage of the Labor leadership spill, along with Sky News Australia and Sky News Business. There has also been coverage from overseas news networks with breaking news and headline coverage on CNN, BBC World News and Al Jezeera. See some screen shots are below.

Seven’s recent acquisition of sports broadcasting rights has continued with news today that Seven has acquired exclusive broadcast rights from IMG Media for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. The 14-nation tournament will be hosted by England and Wales, with matches also to be played in France and Ireland. All matches will be broadcast live […]

The Socceroos victory over Iraq at ANZ Stadium on Tuesday night not only saw the national soccer team qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but also delivered record ratings for Fox Sports and Foxtel. According to overnight ratings, 549,000 viewers who tuned into Fox Sports’ coverage on Foxtel, making the broadcast the third most […]

Torrent Freak has reported that the season finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones set a new piracy record. This will not be good news to content owners as digital piracy continues to threaten their business models. The statistics are astounding.  Torrent Freak reported that 171,572 people were active on a single active torrent downloading the episode; […]

As reported by Frost Global, the Seven Network has secured a five-year extension with Tennis Australia to broadcast the Australian Open and AO Series events.  While there were no financial details disclosed, reports suggest the new rights deal has a $30 million annual price tag, up from the current $21 million that Seven pays yearly to […]

The Seven Network and Tennis Australia today confirmed that Seven will continue to broadcast the Australian Open and AO Series events until 2019 (after their current deal expires at the end of the 2014 Australian Open).  By the end of the new deal Seven will have broadcast the Australian Open for 46 years. The new […]

The Seven Network and IMG have announced a multi-year broadcast partnership for the Australian Masters and Perth International over the next three years. Seven was a long time partner of Australian golf until a few years ago when Ten, Nine and Fox Sports hit the fairway. Seven got back into broadcasting golf last year at […]