The United Kingdom’s biggest selling newspaper is set to close this Sunday. In an unprecedented move News International Chairman James Murdoch has ordered the closure of the 168 year old News of the World (NOTW) tabloid. Despite a circulation of nearly 3 million and a readership estimated at 7.5m every Sunday, the News Corporation group… Continue reading The end of the News of the World
Wimbledon set to go live nightly on 7TWO and Seven
In the early hours of this morning (Australian time) Rafael Nadal put the finishing touches to his sixth French Open crown, after defeating Roger Federer in the Men’s Final. The attention now turns to the grass courts and the All England Club for the Wimbledon Championships. For the first time ever the Seven Network have… Continue reading Wimbledon set to go live nightly on 7TWO and Seven
Rewind: Fox Footy RIP 2002-2006
In the lead up to the announcement of the new 2012-2016 television rights deal for the AFL, we are pleased to publish for the first time an original FrostGlobal article from 2006 examining the history and state of AFL broadcasting rights following the announcement of the 2007-2011 rights deal.
Aussie TV needs Hulu to stop pirates
The digital content distribution market in Australia is hopefully about to become a lot more interesting. According to a report by Asher Moses in Fairfax Newspapers, the US online catch-up TV service Hulu is preparing to launch in Australia with or without the support of Seven, Nine and Ten. This is good news for content owners… Continue reading Aussie TV needs Hulu to stop pirates
Negus is key
The Ten Network have announced the first reshuffle to its much talked about news programming strategy for 2011 and beyond. The axe has fallen on the 6:30PM local evening news with Ten instead opting for the strong Ten News at Five brand being extended until 6:30PM. Current 6:30 news hosts around the country will fall… Continue reading Negus is key
FrostCast Podcast Episode 1 – 2011 – listen now!
FrostCast Episode 1 – 2011 Join FrostCast Podcast host Byron Frost and his special guest F1 Expert Christian Frost as they guide you through the latest media news from the World of Motorsport. To listen click here or on the link above. Episode includes discussion on Formula One’s decision to broadcast in HD for the… Continue reading FrostCast Podcast Episode 1 – 2011 – listen now!
“Content is not just king, it is the emperor” – 2010 Review
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.”
YouView safe for now from UK regulator
UK communications regulator OFCOM has confirmed no investigation will be launched into YouView (formerly Project Canvas) the new IPTV on-demand service from the UK’s free-to-air networks. According to guardian.co.uk, YouView will launch in the first half of next year and target the 7 million Freeview households that have a broadband connection. YouView’s seven partners include British… Continue reading YouView safe for now from UK regulator
Hamish & Andy to infinity and beyond!
Hamish & Andy after five years of their national daily drive show have decided to hang up the boots and move onto bigger and better things. All that is known so far is that there will be a continuing relationship with Austereo and the Today Network via a once a week 2-hour drive show, which… Continue reading Hamish & Andy to infinity and beyond!
The Great Paywall of News Corporation
China’s ‘Great Firewall’ stops Chinese internet users from accessing sites deemed to be not in the best interest of the Chinese Government. News Corporation now has its own ‘Great Wall’, the ‘Great Paywall’ in a bid to engage readers and a generate new revenue schemes as the digital era takes hold. News International, the UK… Continue reading The Great Paywall of News Corporation