RWC 2019 scores Australian broadcast deals

With six months and 12 days to go until the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, World Rugby has reached broadcast deals for coverage of the 48-game tournament in Australia – with Fox Sports Australia and Network 10 – securing the rights to the tournament. Under the deals, Fox Sports will broadcast… Continue reading RWC 2019 scores Australian broadcast deals

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?

Star strikes last minute deal with Fox Sports & Nine

The ICC World T20 in India commences this Tuesday and until today it had appeared that television coverage of the tournament would not be available to Australian viewers, with no Australian broadcaster electing to purchase the rights from global rights holder Star Sports (a unit of 21st Century Fox) (see Fairfax Media’s story here). However a list… Continue reading Star strikes last minute deal with Fox Sports & Nine

Fox Sports secures new NRL rights deal

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… Continue reading Fox Sports secures new NRL rights deal

Wimbledon starts Monday on Seven and Fox Sports

The action at SW19 kicks off Monday night (Australian time) with 16 Australians contesting the main singles draw, the strongest contingent of Aussies in twenty years. It will also be Lleyton Hewitt’s last Wimbledon singles campaign. Australian tennis fans will be able to catch-all the action live from Wimbledon on the Seven Network and Fox… Continue reading Wimbledon starts Monday on Seven and Fox Sports

IPL 8 without an Australian TV broadcaster

UPDATED: The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) begins tonight (Australian time) with the Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens. However it appears that Australian viewers will be once again be left without an Australian free-to-air or subscription broadcaster and have to rely on online streaming coverage for the world’s… Continue reading IPL 8 without an Australian TV broadcaster

2015 Broadcast Guide: V8 Supercars, F1 and MotoGP

On Thursday the Clipsal 500 gets underway on the streets of Adelaide which means it is the start of the V8 Supercars Championship series. The first V8 Supercars round of the 2015 season will be followed in a couple of weeks time by the opening of the FIA Formula One season at Albert Park in… Continue reading 2015 Broadcast Guide: V8 Supercars, F1 and MotoGP

Ten returns to the Netball court with Fox Sports

After a two-year hiatus, Network Ten is returning to the netball court after agreeing to a new broadcast deal with Netball Australia and Fox Sports for coverage of the ANZ Championship. For the last two seasons, the ANZ Championship has been broadcast on Fox Sports and SBS TWO. Under the terms of the two-year deal,… Continue reading Ten returns to the Netball court with Fox Sports

Fox Sports and Ten to share F1 rights

The F1 broadcast landscape in Australia has just received its biggest shake-up since the Ten Network acquired exclusive F1 rights from Channel Nine. In news breaking this morning, it has been announced that every race, qualifying session and practice session of the Formula 1 season will now be LIVE and in High Definition on Fox… Continue reading Fox Sports and Ten to share F1 rights

On-screen graphics for #CWC15 broadcast

The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup gets underway on Saturday with the first match from Christchurch between New Zealand and runners-up of the 2011 edition of the tournament Sri Lanka. Despite the tournament matches not starting until Saturday, there have already been some complaints made by viewers over the TV graphics packaged used by the… Continue reading On-screen graphics for #CWC15 broadcast