Friday, October 30th, 2020

The Seven Network and Tennis Australia today confirmed that Seven will continue to broadcast the Australian Open and AO Series events until 2019 (after their current deal expires at the end of the 2014 Australian Open). †By the end of the new deal Seven will have broadcast the Australian Open for 46 years. The new […]

Foxtel’s proposed merger with Austar took another step in the right direction last week when the†Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions (ACCC)†commenced market consultations over Foxtel’s draft undertakings. Foxtel has provided the ACCC with undertakings in order to allay ACCC concerns that a merged company would hamper competition in the IPTV market. Foxtel and Austar, along […]

FOXTEL†yesterday announced a jump of 5.1% in subscription revenues for the six months to 31 December 2011. This result was off the back of solid improvements in the take-up of FOXTEL products by FOXTEL customers including FOXTELís iQ, multiroom and high definition digital offerings.†This is a good result for FOXTEL in a tough retail environment […]

The Australian Football League (AFL) kept the media waiting some extra 50 minutes today before announcing its new media broadcasting rights deal for the 2012-2016 period, but it was worth the wait. The AFL has achieved the magical AUD$1 billion for its TV broadcast rights, in fact it has smashed what at times was seemingly […]

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.”

The Australian Government in 2009 requested submissions for the review of the Anti-Siphoning legislation. However, there is still no response from Minister for Communications Senator Stephen Conroy on the outcome of the review. It seems a response from the government is now unlikely until after any election. This delay is dangerous and could have a […]