The deal is done and congratulations to James Sutherland. Cricket Australia has managed to secure a cash and broadcast bonanza by teaming up with Fox Sports/Foxtel and Seven for the next 6 years. Cricket Australia now joins the AFL and NRL with domestic media rights valued at more than $1 billion. While there is plenty… Continue reading Will Fox Sports launch a WatchCricket product?
The 2012 Australian Open hit our television screens today across the Seven Network (Free-to-Air and Host Broadcaster) and FOX SPORTS 2HD (Subscription Broadcaster). In the lead up to the Australian Open, Seven broadcast the Brisbane International, APIA International and AAMI Classic exclusively on its digital station, 7TWO (these events are not Anti-siphoned listed events). The… Continue reading Australian Open coverage another indication of upcoming changes to Anti-siphoning laws
The Nine Network have released details of its Tri Nations broadcast this Saturday. The match between the QANTAS Wallabies and New Zealand All Blacks from Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium is the decider in the series and a last hit out for both teams before this year’s Rugby World Cup in NZ. The match will be broadcast live… Continue reading GEM gears up for Rugby but no further news on the Anti-siphoning amendments bill
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… Continue reading AFL Broadcasting rights negotiations near full time
Sports fans are hungry for information. In the Australian market there are numerous dedicated sporting websites including www.foxsports.com.au, the newly launched www.onehd.com.au and www.sportal.com.au, just to name a few. Whilst the advertising dollar remains focussed on television and government media regulation for sport continues to leave online policy out of the fold (as seen with… Continue reading Game, Set and Match for Online Sport
This year the Seven Network and Premier Media Group’s Fox Sports could not reach an agreement to share the broadcast rights for the Australian Open tennis. However in good news for tennis fans, Seven today announced that it has signed a deal which will see Seven and Fox Sports share coverage of the Australian Open… Continue reading Seven and Fox Sports play doubles!
In what could be sneak peak of upcoming changes to the Anti-siphoning laws, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy has announced that during the Commonwealth Games, the anti-siphoning list will be relaxed. The rule change will allow Network Ten to have continuous, live free-to-air coverage of the 2010 Commonwealth Games from… Continue reading Conroy’s Anti-siphoning game plan becomes clearer
On the eve of the AFL and NRL Grand Finals more news is trickling out about the possible reforms to the Anti-siphnoning regime before the expiry of the current Anti-siphoning list at the end of this year. Both the Australian newspaper and the SMH this week have reported that new Anti-siphoning rules are on the… Continue reading Sports broadcasting in Australia is set to change
The multichannel picture is nearly complete with the Ten Network joining the ABC and Seven Network in announcing and beginning to implement their digital strategy ahead of the analogue switch-off in 2013. Ten’s plan is Eleven a new digital-only SD channel to complement Ten’s primary channel and their soon-to-be HD only channel, One HD. Ten… Continue reading Ten + One = Eleven