Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

The Men’s Ashes Series is fast approaching with the first Test Match between Australia v England starting on the 23rd of November at Brisbane’s GABBA ground. While viewers in Australia will enjoy LIVE and FREE coverage on Channel Nine (and streaming coverage via Cricket Australia’s paid live pass option), cricket fans in Japan (including many […]

In August the NRL awarded the Nine Network exclusive broadcast rights to 4 weekly NRL Premiership Games from 2018. At the time, the now former NRL CEO Dave Smith said “…there will be more live and free Rugby League on television – and that is what the fans want.” This agreement with Nine blindsided incumbent NRL media partners […]

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 […]

There has been a lot of press this week about the A-League grand final being played at Melbourne’s 30,050 seat AAMI Park as opposed to the 53,355 seat capacity Etihad Stadium. Football Federation Australia (FFA) would prefer the game to be played at Etihad but the AFL’s deal with the stadium meant it had already […]

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 Victorian Football League has a new free-to-air broadcast partner with Seven Melbourne securing the 2015 and 2016 broadcast rights to Victoria’s premier Australian Rules Football competition.  Seven will take over the broadcast rights from ABC TV. Under the new agreement with AFL Victoria, Seven will show the VFL “Match of the Round” live on […]

As the start of the 2014 MotoGP season begins this weekend in Qatar, FOX Sports has announced (as reported by TV Tonight) that it will once again be broadcasting the top flight of two-wheel racing after signing a sub-licensing deal with the TEN Network. This deal follows hot on the heals of FOX Sports signing […]

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 […]

The AFL world went into meltdown on Tuesday when it emerged that the Sydney Swans had made an offer to Hawthorn’s Buddy Franklin under the AFL’s restricted free agency rules (which means that Hawthorn can match the offer made by the Swans). The 9 year, $10 million offer caught most off guard as it had […]

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 […]