Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Seven’s investor presentation on its financial year 2014-15 performance on page 24 had a really interested overview of how Seven will be delivering its Olympic Games coverage (see screen shot below). According to the slide, Seven West Media will deliver its coverage of the Olympics across its broadcast channels Seven, 7Two and 7mate and via […]

The AFL has this evening announced a record $2.508 billion, six-year broadcast rights deal with News Corp Australia, Seven West Media and Telstra. Heavy-hitters were out in force at the press conference announcing the new deal with AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan joined by Rupert Murdoch, Robert Thomson and Kerry Stokes, amongst others. The new deal, which […]

After countless years on the Ten Network, Australia’s oldest and richest foot race the Stawell Gift is coming LIVE to the Seven Network on Easter Monday. Seven and the event promoter Twenty3 Sport and Entertainment and the Stawell Athletic Club have reached a multi-year agreement for coverage of the footrace that was first run in […]

The Seven Network first broadcast from Mount Panorama at Bathurst in 1963. Despite the network losing its V8 Supercars championship broadcast rights to Ten and Foxtel from next season (read more about Ten and Foxtel’s deal with V8 Supercars here), Seven will continue its love affair with ‘the mountain’ after today announcing it has secured broadcast rights […]

Following on from the Seven Network’s recent deal to broadcast Gaelic football and hurling on 7mate, Seven has announced a five year agreement to broadcast America’s National Football League (NFL) on Channel Seven and 7mate. Under the agreement, Seven will broadcast three consecutive games on Sunday, ending with the blockbuster NFL Sunday Night Football, all coming in […]

The golfing world is focussed this week on the famed Augusta National Golf Course for the US Masters. The quest to find the next wearer of the green jacket is almost here, with TV coverage beginning in the early hours on Friday morning Australian time. For the first time, Australian viewers will enjoy LIVE and […]

Seven has boosted its sports offering with the annoucement this week that it will broadcast a suite of triathlon and multisport events across its primary channel and 7mate. The new deal includes all Asia Pacific Ironman and 70.3 events. Throughout 203/14, the following races in Australia and New Zealand will be covered on Seven or […]

The original Monday night AFL talk show is returning to Channel Seven. The network has announced that Talking Footy will air on Monday nights throughout the 2013 Toyota AFL Finals Series. In the host’s chair will be Seven’s Bruce McAvaney. He will be joined by Seven AFL commentator Luke Darcy and former AFL star Wayne […]

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 […]

Two stories caught my interest in last week’s national papers, The Australian and The Australian Financial Review. The stories both concerned the ongoing negotiations for V8 Supercars’ new media rights deal, which will commence next year. The Australian’s article focused on Ten’s play for the rights, which if successful would see the network return to […]