Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

With just days to go until the Ashes series gets underway in Brisbane, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced last week a new broadcast deal with Nine Entertainment Co (Nine) for Australia’s next two tours of England. Nine broadcast this year’s Ashes test series from England LIVE and in HD on its digital-only GEM […]

Early Sunday morning Network Ten begins its exclusive live coverage of the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 from India. The first match begins at 12:30am AEST live on ONE HD. TEN and ONE will broadcast 23 matches of the two-week tournament live and will also have streaming coverage available on www.tensport.com.au. Australian teams will feature in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Network Ten has announced the signing of West Indies cricket legend Sir Vivian Richards to its KFC T20 Big Bash League commentary team. This follows the announcement earlier in the week that current Fox Sports commentators Damien Fleming and Mark Waugh have signed with Ten for the Big Bash. Sir Viv Richards was one of the […]

As the Australian cricket team battles the old enemy for Ashes supremacy, Cricket Australia’s new Big Bash League broadcaster, Network Ten has announced the selection of cricket greats Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting for its commentary team. The former Australian players have previously commentated for Nine’s Wide World of Sports. Ten Chief Executive Officer, Hamish […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Seven Network and IMG have announced a multi-year broadcast partnership for the Australian Masters and Perth International over the next three years. Seven was a long time partner of Australian golf until a few years ago when Ten, Nine and Fox Sports hit the fairway. Seven got back into broadcasting golf last year at […]