Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

The ICC World T20 in India commences this Tuesday and until today it had appeared that television coverage of the tournament would not be available to Australian viewers, with no Australian broadcaster electing to purchase the rights from global rights holder Star Sports (a unit of 21st Century Fox) (see Fairfax Media’s story here). However a list […]

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but for now a merged 21st Century Fox-Time Warner remains a pipe dream. 21st Century Fox has announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Time Warner Inc. Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, Rupert Murdoch said: […]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 Fairfax Radio Network (FRN) has secured rights to broadcast cricket for the next five years. The FRN which includes Melbourne’s 3AW, Sydney’s 2UE, Brisbane’s 4BC and Perth’s 6PR will have live ball-by-ball coverage of: the Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day; the Commonwealth Bank Sydney Test; the Carlton Mid One Day International Series; the KFC T20 International […]

Early Sunday morning Network Ten begins its exclusive live coverage of the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 from India. The first match begins at 12:30am AEST live on ONE HD. TEN and ONE will broadcast 23 matches of the two-week tournament live and will also have streaming coverage available on www.tensport.com.au. Australian teams will feature in […]

21st Century Fox’s new national US sports channel FOX Sports 1 (launching August 17) has secured a 12-year broadcast rights deal to bring major golf to FOX Sports from 2015. The new agreement will see the FOX network and FOX Sports 1 become the principal domestic media partner of the USGA and the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s […]

21st Century Fox’s subscription-TV business STAR India has been awarded the broadcast rights by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games and the Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing next year. While 21st Century Fox’s US business FOX missed out on the last […]

FrostGlobal reported earlier this month that Hulu’s shareholders 21st Century Fox, NBCU and the Walt Disney Company had decided to take Hulu off-the-market and inject US$750 million of new capital into the company.  At the time of the announcement, Disney’s Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger, said: “Hulu has emerged as one of the most consumer […]

US media giants 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company have announced that their online catch-up TV service Hulu is no longer for sale.  The announcement follows a sales process that was rumoured to have attracted bids from Yahoo, Direct TV and Time Warner Cable, amongst others. 21st Century Fox, NBCU and Disney have […]

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 […]