Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Seven is back as Australia’s Commonwealth Games broadcaster, with the free-to-air television network announcing that it has secured all-rights in Australia to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast.  This announcement follows Seven’s recent securing of Olympic broadcast rights in Australia until 2020 (with an option to broadcast the Olympics games to be held in […]

It was an US$80 billion takeover bid that stole the front and business pages of newspapers around the world, but for now a merged 21st Century Fox-Time Warner remains a pipe dream. 21st Century Fox has announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Time Warner Inc. Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch said: […]

The Olympics are returning home to Seven. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded its Australian media rights for around the next decade to the Seven Network. Under the unprecedented new agreement, Seven will broadcast: the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro in 2016; the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018; and the […]

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 […]

In Tuesday’s Mediaweek Morning Report (29 July 2014), Editor and Publisher James Manning wrote the following about Network Ten’s overnight ratings performance: “If you’d just arrived in the country today and read about Network Ten’s 20% share of the ad market and then looked at last night’s ratings you’d be puzzled. Thanks to the end of MasterChef 2014 […]