Friday, November 27th, 2020

  UPDATE If reports are to be believed inFairfax andNews 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 […]

Many of you watching One HD”s coverage of the Accenture World Match Play Golf Championship over the weekend may have noticed a change to the Golf Channel’s usual coverage. Golf fans in Australia and around the world would be familiar with PGA Tour events having the first two rounds branded with Golf Channel graphics and […]

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 […]

News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch said earlier this year that “content is not just king, it is the emperor of all things electronic. Clever technology is merely an empty vessel without any great content.”

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 […]

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 […]

This promo for Fox Sports’ coverage of Wimbledon 2010 is pulling at the Aussie heartstrings! Check it out here.

Saturday night’s French Open Women’s Final featuring Australia’s Samantha Stosur was a late addition to Nine’s schedule but a bit of programming genius. The broadcast averaged 1.1 million viewers nationally (not bad for a 10:45pm start time and around 1am finish) for the network. Comparatively over at Fox Sports, their coverage of the final (Nine […]

Editorial comment: Only a few hours ago did news break of one of the greatest sporting scandals in living memory. The Melbourne Storm’s $1.7 million salary cap breaches over the last five years has left the NRL with another scandal and significant damage to the brand in Melbourne, which may be irreparable. There was no […]

Yesterday I woke up and turned on Channel Nine hoping to find the US Men’s Tennis Open Final but instead I found the Today show. I thought is it raining in New York or has Nine decided that its breakfast show is more important? I turned on my Austar box and went to Fox […]