The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup gets underway on Saturday with the first match from Christchurch between New Zealand and runners-up of the 2011 edition of the tournament Sri Lanka. Despite the tournament matches not starting until Saturday, there have already been some complaints made by viewers over the TV graphics packaged used by the… Continue reading On-screen graphics for #CWC15 broadcast
The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup begins this Saturday with co-hosts New Zealand taking on Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Later on Saturday the tournament gets underway in Australia with the Aussies lining up against the old enemy England at the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground. The tournament will see 14 teams play a total of 49… Continue reading Broadcast Guide: 2015 Cricket World Cup
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… Continue reading Winter Ashes to stay on free-to-air TV in Australia
It has been a big year for cricket broadcast rights in Australia with Cricket Australia signing new broadcast deals with Nine and Ten. Building on a year of new deals, Cricket Australia has today announced that the Nine Network will be the exclusive broadcaster of the new look Ryobi One-Day Cup. Matches will be broadcast on… Continue reading Ryobi Cup is back on free-to-air TV
Frost Global reported a few weeks ago on the lack of Australian TV coverage for the Women’s Ashes from England. In good news for Aussie fans, Fox Sports has announced that it will broadcast the remaining three T20 internationals to Australian audiences. In further good news, Channel 9 will broadcast the three corresponding T20s matches… Continue reading Southern Stars now broadcasting on a TV near you!
Nine’s much anticipated comedy program from Hamish and Andy premiered last night. According to OzTAM the show grabbed strong figures for its first outing with 1,456,000 viewers tuning in to see the New York based show. The show, titled Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year delivered a strong result for Nine not only in total audience… Continue reading Hamish & Andy off to a strong start but will it hold?
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
Saturday night’s French Open Women’s Final featuring Australia’s Samantha Stosur was a late addition to Nine’s schedule but a bit of programming genius. The broadcast averaged 1.1 million viewers nationally (not bad for a 10:45pm start time and around 1am finish) for the network. Comparatively over at Fox Sports, their coverage of the final (Nine… Continue reading Writing on the wall for Senator Conroy over anti-siphoning
Editorial comment: Only a few hours ago did news break of one of the greatest sporting scandals in living memory. The Melbourne Storm’s $1.7 million salary cap breaches over the last five years has left the NRL with another scandal and significant damage to the brand in Melbourne, which may be irreparable. There was no… Continue reading Melbourne Storm’s actions leave News Limited dismayed!
Nine’s today show even made headlines on Ellen with this beauty during the Winter Olympics. Well worth the watch!