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 AFL has this evening announced a record $2.508 billion, six-year broadcast rights deal with News Corp Australia, Seven West Media and Telstra. Heavy-hitters were out in force at the press conference announcing the new deal with AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan joined by Rupert Murdoch, Robert Thomson and Kerry Stokes, amongst others. The new deal, which… Continue reading AFL announces record broadcast rights deal
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
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
The KFC T20 Big Bash League (BBL) returns to Network Ten on Thursday night with the opening match of the fourth season of the T20 tournament. The 2014-15 season will be broadcast LIVE and exclusive on Network Ten and will run from 18 December 2014 to 28 January 2015. Network Ten will broadcast all 35… Continue reading Big Bash returns to Ten
Seven is back as Australia’s Commonwealth Games broadcaster, with the free-to-air television network announcing that it has secured all-rights in Australia to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast. This announcement follows Seven’s recent securing of Olympic broadcast rights in Australia until 2020 (with an option to broadcast the Olympics games to be held in… Continue reading Gold Coast Comm. Games coming to Seven
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… Continue reading Quality British drama on BBC First
A staple on Qantas services over many years has been the Nine Network’s Qantas inflight news bulletin. However the days of hearing the Nine News theme on a Qantas jetliner will soon be coming to an end. The Australian flag carrier has joined forces with Foxtel, SKY NEWS, FOX SPORTS and the Multi Channel Network… Continue reading Qantas takes off with Sky News
The Seven Network first broadcast from Mount Panorama at Bathurst in 1963. Despite the network losing its V8 Supercars championship broadcast rights to Ten and Foxtel from next season (read more about Ten and Foxtel’s deal with V8 Supercars here), Seven will continue its love affair with ‘the mountain’ after today announcing it has secured broadcast rights… Continue reading Seven to continue its love affair with Mt Panorama
US-based online streaming service Hulu announced in February that it had sold its Japanese service (which launched three years ago) to Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV). Under the terms of the deal, Nippon TV assumes control of the day-to-day operations of the business and its management (when the deal completes). Nippon TV is the leading… Continue reading Streaming services in Australia – are there lessons to be learnt from the sale of Hulu Japan?