Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

The ICC World T20 in India commences this Tuesday and until today it had appeared that television coverage of the tournament would not be available to Australian viewers, with no Australian broadcaster electing to purchase the rights from global rights holder Star Sports (a unit of 21st Century Fox) (see Fairfax Media’s story here). However a list […]

In August the NRL awarded the Nine Network exclusive broadcast rights to 4 weekly NRL Premiership Games from 2018. At the time, the now former NRL CEO Dave Smith said “…there will be more live and free Rugby League on television – and that is what the fans want.” This agreement with Nine blindsided incumbent NRL media partners […]

While the 2015 World Cup is only 6 days away, Australian fans have been dealt a blow with no Australian TV broadcaster covering the first World Cup warm-up match between co-hosts Australia and defending champions India. FOUR! What a start from Warner first ball! No TV coverage in Aus unfortunately so follow the match live […]

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 […]

A few weeks ago we wrote about the lack of an Australian broadcaster for the 2014 English Summer of Cricket (Broadcast blackspot over Australia for England’s Summer of Cricket). We said that the ECB needed to make its product available to Australian audiences in non-Ashes years to ensure that the second or third biggest cricket market […]

ESPNCricinfo’s live score service showed (at the time of writing) that England were 70/2 after 17.1 overs on the 1st day of the First Test Match against Sri Lanka at Lords.  Unfortunately for cricket fans in Australia this is the only way to follow the English team this Australian winter, as the England and Wales […]

Family Feud is returning to Australian television this time on Ten. The popular game show format will fill the crucial 6PM time slot for Ten each weeknight. The new Monday to Friday show will be hosted by former Seven personality Grant Denyer and produced by Fremantle Media Australia. Family Feud last aired in Australia on the Nine […]

The English Cricket Board (ECB) today announced that the UK’s Sky Sports has been awarded the rights to continue broadcasting live international and county cricket in the UK exclusively until the end of the 2017 English summer. There is also an option for Sky Sports to extend the deal for an additional two years, which would cover Australia’s […]

The Santos Tour Down Under has a new Australian free-to-air broadcast partner, the Nine Network. There were murmurs a couple of weeks ago when SBS staffed tweeted that they were likely to lose the broadcast rights to the Tour Down Under (TDU) to Channel Nine from next year. Under the new broadcast agreement Nine will be […]

The world’s 10th biggest airline and Australia’s national flag carrier QANTAS has grounded its domestic and international fleets as of 5PM Saturday in an effort to bring to a close the industrial action that has been crippling Australia’s iconic company for the past 15 months. According to news.com.au the grounding of the QANTAS fleet by CEO Alan […]