Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Today is the day when the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast gets underway. The Games sees 71 nations and territories from around the world gather every four years to do battle across 18 Sports. The total population of the Commonwealth is 2.1 billion. With such a massive potential viewing audience (in the same […]

Australian viewers can watch five BBC branded channels on Foxtel - BBC UKTV, BBC First, BBC Knowledge, CBeebies and BBC World News. While the British broadcaster (through its commercial arm BBC Worldwide) has adopted a ‘branded channel’ approach for the Australian market, it has taken a different approach for its program portfolio in Japan. Instead of launching […]

In just over 12 hours, the new destination for first run British drama and comedy in Australia, BBC First launches on the Foxtel platform on channel 117. The channel will launch at 9.30am on Sunday 3rd August and will be available in HD and on also Foxtel GO. The new channel joins existing BBC Worldwide channels […]

The most famous of all tennis grand slams the Wimbledon Championships returns to Channel Seven and 7TWO from Monday 23 June 2014. Seven’s LIVE coverage kicks off at 8:30pm (AEST) on 7TWO before switching to Channel Seven later in the evening. Seven’s coverage will be hosted by Todd Woodbridge, with expert commentary from three-time Wimbledon […]

The Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series started in Perth today. The unique series format sees the Southern Stars compete against the English women in one test match, three ODIs and three T20s, where each match is worth points (e.g. winning the Test Match is worth 6 points) and the team with the most points (ie. […]

The Seven Network is continuing with its successful multichannel sports broadcasting strategy with coverage of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. The network will be treating viewers to “live and free” coverage of the tournament across Seven and 7TWO. During the first week the live broadcast kicks off at 8.30pm (AEST) on 7TWO before switching to Channel […]

A report in the Australian last year confirmed that High Definition (HD) broadcasting of Australian sport on free-to-air television looks dead and buried. For those who did not notice Saturday coverage of AFL matches by the Network Ten only featured on the network’s primary channel towards the end of last season, whilst viewers were able to watch […]

The world’s 10th biggest airline and Australia’s national flag carrier QANTAS has grounded its domestic and international fleets as of 5PM Saturday in an effort to bring to a close the industrial action that has been crippling Australia’s iconic company for the past 15 months. According to news.com.au the grounding of the QANTAS fleet by CEO Alan […]

The UK sports broadcast market has just been shaken up. It was announced today that the BBC and BSKyB have jointly won the television rights from Formula One Management to broadcast Formula 1 in the UK starting next year and running until 2018. This is despite the BBC’s current contract running until the end of […]

The decision by the Ten Network to broadcast the FINA Swimming World Championships on up to a four hour delay on its digital channel ONE is one of the most surprising programming decisions ever made by a broadcast network in covering a major international sporting event featuring many Australians, especially our most successful Olympic sport. […]