Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

The Australian Government has today released its Online Copyright Infringement discussion paper (the Paper) as a first step in developing a new framework to help protect Australia’s copyright industries, which according to the Paper, employs 900,000 people and generates more than $90 billion for the economy, including $7 billion in exports. The Paper, released by Senator George Brandis QC (Attorney-General […]

Vincenzo Nibali was crowned the 2014 winner of the Tour de France on Sunday in Paris as SBS finished its coverage of the world’s most famous cycling race for another year (don’t worry SBS has TDF rights until at least 2023). While many have suggested that this year’s TDF lacked competitive tension (and therefore viewer […]

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 […]

Former Seven Network star Matt White is certainly making the most of his return to Network Ten.  After co-hosting The Project last week, Ten as announced that the former Sports Tonight presenter and Today Tonight host will be joining Ten’s commentary team for its LIVE and exclusive coverage of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Ten’s […]

News Corp Australia on Wednesday reported that Australia’s Seven Network will announce shortly that it has secured exclusive broadcast rights to the next three Olympic Games in Rio (2016), Pyeongchang (2018) and Tokyo (2020).  If reports are correct it will see the Olympics return home to Australia’s traditional Olympic broadcaster, after the last three games were […]

SBS has received strong viewer numbers for its broadcast coverage of the 2014 World Cup from Brazil. Coverage of the tournament on ESPN and ABC in the United States has seen record numbers for that market. However the real growth story is the number of users going online to follow the action from Brazil. According to […]

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 Tour de France is the world’s biggest cycling race and the world’s largest annual sporting event and the 2014 edition begins this Saturday 5 July. SBS will show every stage of the Tour de France LIVE and EXCLUSIVE (as well as having twice daily highlights). The first three stages of the race will be […]