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
The Seven Network has continued building its already impressive sports broadcast portfolio with the announcement that it has secured the broadcast rights to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Seven’s coverage of the Paralympic Games will follow its exclusive coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Seven’s agreement with the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) delivers: free… Continue reading Paralympic Games join the Olympics on Seven in 2016
News Corp Australia on Wednesday reported that Australia’s Seven Network will announce shortly that it has secured exclusive broadcast rights to the next three Olympic Games in Rio (2016), Pyeongchang (2018) and Tokyo (2020). If reports are correct it will see the Olympics return home to Australia’s traditional Olympic broadcaster, after the last three games were… Continue reading Seven regains Olympic broadcast rights?
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… Continue reading Every game, every week…live
Ten Network Holdings today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Seven Media Group’s Chief Sales and Digital Officer James Warburton. The announcement comes after the Ten board last week removed long-time CEO Grant Blackley . As a result of the announcement Lachlan Murdoch steps down as Acting CEO. Today’s announcement followed a… Continue reading Packer resigns, Warburton in…the media circus continues