Will Fox Sports launch a WatchCricket product?

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?

A Dark and Disgraceful Day in Australian Cricket

Australians are waking up this morning to the devastating news that its favourite cricket team, the Australian Mens’ Test Cricket XI are cheaters or at least some of them are. The remarkable footage from South Africa overnight of Cameron Bancroft attempting to change the condition of the red cricket ball, and then the unbelievable press… Continue reading A Dark and Disgraceful Day in Australian Cricket

Japan Cricket fans waiting for news of Ashes coverage

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… Continue reading Japan Cricket fans waiting for news of Ashes coverage

Cricket Network brings the Women’s Ashes Test Match to the world

Day 3 of the first-ever Women’s cricket day-night test match saw Australia’s Ellyse Perry put on a batting masterclass as she amassed 213 runs not out, which included her first international match hundred. Fans around Australia and the world were able to watch this thanks to Cricket Australia’s Cricket Network live broadcast-quality streaming coverage of the match. The… Continue reading Cricket Network brings the Women’s Ashes Test Match to the world

CLT20 without an Australian TV broadcaster

The Champions League Twenty20 tournament began in India overnight with qualifying matches taking place to decide the last spots in the main draw. The T20 tournament pits the best T20 teams from around the world against each other with the tournament proper beginning on Thursday.Australian teams have previously won the tournament on two occasions. A… Continue reading CLT20 without an Australian TV broadcaster

Fairfax Radio to broadcast cricket

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… Continue reading Fairfax Radio to broadcast cricket

Ryobi Cup is back on free-to-air TV

It has been a big year for cricket broadcast rights in Australia with Cricket Australia signing new broadcast deals with Nine and Ten. Building on a year of new deals, Cricket Australia has today announcedthat the Nine Network will be the exclusive broadcaster of the new look Ryobi One-Day Cup. Matches will be broadcast on… Continue reading Ryobi Cup is back on free-to-air TV

No Australian TV broadcaster (to date) for the Southern Stars’ Ashes campaign

As Nine Entertainment Co’s GEM and News Corp Australia’s Fox Sports each generate strong ratings for their coverage of the Ashes in England, the question is what level of media coverage will the Southern Stars receive in their upcoming Ashes battle against the old enemy? The Southern Stars are currently Australia’s most successful cricket team… Continue reading No Australian TV broadcaster (to date) for the Southern Stars’ Ashes campaign

Big names for the Big Bash on Ten

Network Ten has announced the signing of West Indies cricket legend Sir Vivian Richards to its KFC T20 Big Bash League commentary team. This follows the announcementearlier in the week that current Fox Sports commentators Damien Fleming and Mark Waugh have signed with Ten for the Big Bash. Sir Viv Richards was one of the… Continue reading Big names for the Big Bash on Ten

Analysis: Seven always in the box seat for tennis rights

As reported by Frost Global, the Seven Network has secured a five-year extension with Tennis Australiato broadcast the Australian Open and AO Series events. While there were no financial details disclosed, reports suggest the new rights deal has a $30 million annual price tag, up from the current $21 million that Seven pays yearly to… Continue reading Analysis: Seven always in the box seat for tennis rights