Last year it was heralded as “monumental”, that is the broadcast deal with former 24/7 FTA Sports channel, ONE HD, which saw it broadcast the Gold Coast’s Quicksilver Pro surfing event on free-to-air TV for the first time ever. How things change in twelve months. This year’s event will not be broadcast live on free-to-air. The lack of a… Continue reading Surf’s up for Fuel TV
FOXTEL Chief Executive Officer Kim Williams AM has been appointed to the position of CEO of News Limited, the Australian division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. This comes after Mr Murdoch, News Corporation’s Chairman & Chief Executive announced today that current CEO & Chairman of the Australian unit (News Limited) of News Corp, John Hartigan… Continue reading Kim Williams appointed as News Limited’s new CEO
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
Yesterday the Federal Court of Australia approved the schemes of arrangement for the proposed merger between Seven Network Ltd and WesTrac Group. Therefore paving the way for Kerry Stokes to emerge with a 68 per cent majority stake in the new company to be called Seven Group Holdings (SGH). Federal Court approval by Justice Peter… Continue reading Seven Group Holdings becomes a reality
Consolidated Media Holdings (CMH) issued a media release today that a subsidiary of Seven Group Limited had requested a copy of CMH’s register of members and register of information about relevant interests. According the media release, CMH will comply with Seven’s request pursuant to the Corporations Act. This request by a Seven Group Limited subsidiary… Continue reading Game on for Fox Sports!