Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

SBS‘s fantastic Tour de France for the last three weeks has averaged around 200,000+ viewers each evening. Since Thursday night as the Tour reached a crescendo in the Alps viewers tuned in droves with 456,000 viewers watching Stage 18 and Stage 19 scoring a then record 604,000 viewers for the multicultural broadcaster’s Tour de France coverage. Last night’s […]

  Reports in the Australian and the Australian Financial Review last week confirmed the government is failing to act on important regulatory issues affecting Australian television broadcasters. The first is the delay to pass the Anti-siphoning reforms that were first announced in December last year and second the delay to award the new Australia Network contract. Since this […]

As radio stations around the country enter the first week of a two-week survey break from the Nielsen’s Radio Ratings, station managers would have been comforted to hear last week that there was an increase in radio advertising revenue for the month of May, according to figures released by  Commercial Radio Australia (CRA). The figures as […]

In the early hours of this morning (Australian time) Rafael Nadal put the finishing touches to his sixth French Open crown, after defeating Roger Federer in the Men’s Final. The attention now turns to the grass courts and the All England Club for the Wimbledon Championships. For the first time ever the Seven Network have […]

On 8 May this year, Network Ten under the leadership of Interim Chief Executive Officer Lachlan Murdoch relaunched its 24-hour free-to-air digital sports network One HD, into a male skewing general entertainment channel with premium sport, known as ONE. At the announcement of the relaunch, Mr Murdoch said, “ONE was underperforming from a ratings point of […]

FOXTEL and AUSTAR will pay an estimated $593 million in cash and $85 million in contra to the AFL as part of the new $1.253 billion media rights deal for 2012 to 2016. Foxtel’s CEO Kim Williams AO told the Australian Financial Review that the new deal, “…is a considered investment in terms of retaining […]

The Australian Football League (AFL) kept the media waiting some extra 50 minutes today before announcing its new media broadcasting rights deal for the 2012-2016 period, but it was worth the wait. The AFL has achieved the magical AUD$1 billion for its TV broadcast rights, in fact it has smashed what at times was seemingly […]

In the lead up to the announcement of the new 2012-2016 television rights deal for the AFL, we are pleased to publish for the first time an original FrostGlobal article from 2006 examining the history and state of AFL broadcasting rights following the announcement of the 2007-2011 rights deal.

  UPDATE If reports are to be believed in Fairfax and News Limited newspapers, we are only days away from the announcement of a new AFL broadcasting deal for 2012 to 2016. The consensus appears to be that Seven will be the free-to-air victor in contract negotiations, whilst Foxtel is all but guaranteed the subscription rights. Doubt […]

The AFL Grand Final is back for a second outing this weekend with the Seven Network once again broadcasting the match and beginning their coverage from 12pm this Saturday. The network will no doubt be hoping to build on the 2.76 million who tuned in last weekend for the broadcast. The network should expect a […]