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?
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?
In exciting news for fans of Offspring its fifth season will premiere on Network Ten’s tenplay before its television broadcast. On Tuesday, May 6, the first episode of season 5 will be made available exclusively to tenplay members for a limited time only. The episode will not be available to view after 48 hours or… Continue reading Offspring first on tenplay
While the Opening Ceremony is not until the early hours of Saturday morning Australian time, LIVE coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi has already gotten underway on TEN and tenplay. TEN’s coverage when it fully kicks into gear will be comprehensive with more than 360 hours of live content from the Sochi Games on… Continue reading Sochi 2014 on Ten
Frost Global has long highlighted the need for an Australian Hulu and Netflix, but to date there has been no firm commitment from either company about commencing Australian operations. This has left Australian consumers with silo catch-up services, that is catch-up content only accessible through each free-to-air network’s online catch-up services (save for services such… Continue reading Is a Freeview catch up service next?
The original Monday night AFL talk show is returning to Channel Seven. The network has announced that Talking Footy will air on Monday nights throughout the 2013 Toyota AFL Finals Series. In the host’s chair will be Seven’s Bruce McAvaney. He will be joined by Seven AFL commentator Luke Darcy and former AFL star Wayne… Continue reading Talking Footy returns to Monday nights on Seven
As Nine Entertainment Co’s GEM and News Corp Australia’s Fox Sports each generate strong ratings for their coverage of the Ashes in England, the question is what level of media coverage will the Southern Stars receive in their upcoming Ashes battle against the old enemy? The Southern Stars are currently Australia’s most successful cricket team… Continue reading No Australian TV broadcaster (to date) for the Southern Stars’ Ashes campaign
FrostGlobal reported earlier this month that Hulu’s shareholders 21st Century Fox, NBCU and the Walt Disney Company had decided to take Hulu off-the-market and inject US$750 million of new capital into the company. At the time of the announcement, Disney’s Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger, said: “Hulu has emerged as one of the most consumer… Continue reading Its Hulu’s time to shine Down Under
Tonight (Australian time) the 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships start in Barcelona and for the first time in living memory Australian viewers will not be able to watch the world’s best swimmers on Australian TV. Swimming Australia’s website informs fans that “the event will not be broadcast into Australia, however FINA tv will stream online… Continue reading No Australian TV coverage for Swimming World Championships
As reported by Frost Global, the Seven Network has secured a five-year extension with Tennis Australia to broadcast the Australian Open and AO Series events. While there were no financial details disclosed, reports suggest the new rights deal has a $30 million annual price tag, up from the current $21 million that Seven pays yearly to… Continue reading Analysis: Seven always in the box seat for tennis rights