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
In 2010, the movie ‘AVATAR’ was reportedly downloaded illegally some 16.58 million times. The proliferation of online copyright infringement has resulted in substantial losses for the movie industry. The large numbers of online copyright infringement needs to be stopped or at the very least reduced, because the movie and other content industries cannot sustain… Continue reading Digital Piracy is rife but there is light at the end of the ‘The Tunnel’
FOXTEL and AUSTAR will pay an estimated $593 million in cash and $85 million in contra to the AFL as part of the new $1.253 billion media rights deal for 2012 to 2016. Foxtel’s CEO Kim Williams AO told the Australian Financial Review that the new deal, “…is a considered investment in terms of retaining… Continue reading Foxtel positions itself for subscriber growth and IPTV dominance
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
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.
UPDATE If reports are to be believed in Fairfax and News Limited newspapers, we are only days away from the announcement of a new AFL broadcasting deal for 2012 to 2016. The consensus appears to be that Seven will be the free-to-air victor in contract negotiations, whilst Foxtel is all but guaranteed the subscription rights. Doubt… Continue reading AFL Broadcasting rights negotiations near full time
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
Many of you watching One HD”s coverage of the Accenture World Match Play Golf Championship over the weekend may have noticed a change to the Golf Channel’s usual coverage. Golf fans in Australia and around the world would be familiar with PGA Tour events having the first two rounds branded with Golf Channel graphics and… Continue reading ‘Golf Channel on NBC’. A lesson for Australian Broadcasters?
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!
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.”