Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Tokyo has been announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics Games. The Japanese capital defeated Istanbul in the second round of voting by a margin of 60 to 36 votes. Madrid was knocked out of the race in a first round tie-breaker with Istanbul. Tokyo had […]

  UPDATE If reports are to be believed in Fairfax and News 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 […]

In what could be sneak peak of  upcoming changes to the Anti-siphoning laws, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy has announced that during the Commonwealth Games, the anti-siphoning list will be relaxed. The rule change will allow Network Ten to have continuous, live free-to-air coverage of the 2010 Commonwealth Games from […]

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) confirmed yesterday the growth of advertising revenue for commercial radio stations in Metro Markets, with an overall increase in advertising revenue of 17% to a total of $59.16 million for the month of August (see press release here). According to CRA, Brisbane was the best performing market with an overall growth […]

Extract from a research paper  by the author of this website titled: ‘The effectiveness and relevance of Australia’s Anti-Siphoning laws in today’s television environment.’ The Anti-siphoning laws reside at s115 of the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA).[1] This section empowers the Minister (currently the for Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) to publish […]

SBS today announced it has extended its Tour de France broadcast contract with Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) until 2017. This also includes SBS continuing to be the official  online and mobile delivery provider until 2017. SBS Director of Content, Matt Campbell said, “2010 marks SBS’s 20th anniversary for its Tour de France coverage so […]