Following on from the Seven Network’s recent deal to broadcast Gaelic football and hurling on 7mate, Seven has announced a five year agreement to broadcast America’s National Football League (NFL) on Channel Seven and 7mate. Under the agreement, Seven will broadcast three consecutive games on Sunday, ending with the blockbuster NFL Sunday Night Football, all coming in… Continue reading Seven takes a punt on the NFL
V8 Supercars Australia has announced a new 6 year media rights deal for its Championship series. Foxtel/Fox Sports and the Ten Network will replace Seven from 2015 as the Championship series broadcasters. Seven signed its current two-year deal at the start of the 2013 Championship series. The new deal is worth a reported $241 million ($196… Continue reading The Home of Motorsport is back!
The AFL world went into meltdown on Tuesday when it emerged that the Sydney Swans had made an offer to Hawthorn’s Buddy Franklin under the AFL’s restricted free agency rules (which means that Hawthorn can match the offer made by the Swans). The 9 year, $10 million offer caught most off guard as it had… Continue reading Buddy brilliant for TV
Seven’s recent acquisition of sports broadcasting rights has continued with news today that Seven has acquired exclusive broadcast rights from IMG Media for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. The 14-nation tournament will be hosted by England and Wales, with matches also to be played in France and Ireland. All matches will be broadcast live… Continue reading Sport plays here – 7mate to broadcast 2013 RLWC
We have reported over the last few weeks the use of social media by TV networks in order to engage viewers further in programs and deliver further opportunities to sponsors. This has included Seven’s new MKR app and the use of social networking apps by Nine and Seven in their respective broadcasts of cricket and tennis… Continue reading Social media a key for Seven
It is nearly that time of year again when the best tennis players in the world descend on Australia for the summer of tennis and the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open. Broadcasting all the action again in 2012 from Melbourne Park will be the Seven Network. Seven’s Summer of tennis however begins… Continue reading Summer of Tennis set to sizzle…
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
The Australian Football League (AFL) kept the media waiting some extra 50 minutes today before announcing its new media broadcasting rights deal for the 2012-2016 period, but it was worth the wait. The AFL has achieved the magical AUD$1 billion for its TV broadcast rights, in fact it has smashed what at times was seemingly… Continue reading Every game, every week…live
The multichannel picture is nearly complete with the Ten Network joining the ABC and Seven Network in announcing and beginning to implement their digital strategy ahead of the analogue switch-off in 2013. Ten’s plan is Eleven a new digital-only SD channel to complement Ten’s primary channel and their soon-to-be HD only channel, One HD. Ten… Continue reading Ten + One = Eleven
Yesterday’s deal between Hybrid TV and Disney Media Distribution confirmed that the next decade is the decade of choice for the consumer. The agreement, Disney’s first foray into a Video on Demand in the Southern Hemisphere, will lift Hybrid TV’s CASPA On-Demand offering to over 200 programs and 2000 hours of TV viewing on-demand. CASPA… Continue reading Disney Dances with CASPA!