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?
Grand Slam Tennis on Seven
The most famous of all tennis grand slams the Wimbledon Championships returns to Channel Seven and 7TWO from Monday 23 June 2014. Seven’s LIVE coverage kicks off at 8:30pm (AEST) on 7TWO before switching to Channel Seven later in the evening. Seven’s coverage will be hosted by Todd Woodbridge, with expert commentary from three-time Wimbledon… Continue reading Grand Slam Tennis on Seven
Ten gambles on a Family Feud
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… Continue reading Ten gambles on a Family Feud
Seven signs Dr Andrew Rochford
Seven has announced that Dr Andrew Rochford will join the network’s news team in the role of Seven News Health Editor. Dr Rochford comes to Seven after previously being contracted with Ten where he featured on programs such as the Project and the now defunct Breakfast. Seven’s press release is below: Channel Seven today announced… Continue reading Seven signs Dr Andrew Rochford
#AmazonCart on Twitter
Amazon.com has launched #AmazonCart on Twitter. What might seem as a simple #hashtag is actually a clever way for Amazon to drive more sales traffic to its site without the need for it to incur large advertising costs. #AmazonCart works by allowing Twitter users (who have their Twitter account linked with their Amazon account) to reply… Continue reading #AmazonCart on Twitter
The quest for the green jacket begins…
The golfing world is focussed this week on the famed Augusta National Golf Course for the US Masters. The quest to find the next wearer of the green jacket is almost here, with TV coverage beginning in the early hours on Friday morning Australian time. For the first time, Australian viewers will enjoy LIVE and… Continue reading The quest for the green jacket begins…
The motorsport broadcast market revs up…
As the start of the 2014 MotoGP season begins this weekend in Qatar, FOX Sports has announced (as reported by TV Tonight) that it will once again be broadcasting the top flight of two-wheel racing after signing a sub-licensing deal with the TEN Network. This deal follows hot on the heals of FOX Sports signing… Continue reading The motorsport broadcast market revs up…
Triathlon and Ironman on Seven
Seven has boosted its sports offering with the annoucement this week that it will broadcast a suite of triathlon and multisport events across its primary channel and 7mate. The new deal includes all Asia Pacific Ironman and 70.3 events. Throughout 203/14, the following races in Australia and New Zealand will be covered on Seven or… Continue reading Triathlon and Ironman on Seven
Is a Freeview catch up service next?
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?
7 News expands its brand
The Seven Network has confirmed long-held rumours that Melissa Doyle and Matt White will host a new national 4pm news bulletin for Australia’s #1 network. As a result, Seven’s new afternoon program the Daily Edition will reduce in length from 90 minutes to an hour, while Seven’s 4:30pm news bulletin hosted by Rebecca Maddern will… Continue reading 7 News expands its brand