The deal is done and congratulations to James Sutherland. Cricket Australia has managed to secure a cash and broadcast bonanza by teaming up with Fox Sports/Foxtel and Seven for the next 6 years. Cricket Australia now joins the AFL and NRL with domestic media rights valued at more than $1 billion. While there is plenty… Continue reading Will Fox Sports launch a WatchCricket product?
Take the emotion out of it and it is clear that Cricket Australia (CA)¬†made the right call this week with the sanctions imposed on Steve Smith, Dave Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Why? Because the disgraceful act of attempting to tamper with the ball and the hiding of such act has brought severe financial consequences¬†to Cricket… Continue reading CA is counting the cost of an expensive week
Australians are waking up this morning to the devastating news that its favourite cricket team, the Australian Mens’ Test Cricket XI are cheaters or at least some of them are. The remarkable footage from South Africa overnight of Cameron Bancroft attempting to change the condition of the red cricket ball, and then the unbelievable press… Continue reading A Dark and Disgraceful Day in Australian Cricket
The ICC World T20 in India commences this†Tuesday and until today it had appeared that television coverage of the tournament would not be available to Australian viewers, with no Australian broadcaster electing†to purchase the rights from global rights holder Star Sports (a unit of 21st Century Fox) (see Fairfax Media’s story here). However a list… Continue reading Star strikes last minute deal with Fox Sports & Nine
The Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series started in Perth today. The unique series format sees the Southern Stars compete against the English women in one test match, three ODIs and three T20s, where each match is worth points (e.g. winning the Test Match is worth 6 points) and the team with the most points (ie.… Continue reading Where to watch the Women’s Ashes!
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!
As the Australian cricket team battles the old enemy for Ashes supremacy, Cricket Australia’s new Big Bash League broadcaster, Network Ten has announced the selection of cricket greats Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting for its commentary team. The former Australian players have previously commentated for Nine’s Wide World of Sports. Ten Chief Executive Officer, Hamish… Continue reading Gilchrist and Ponting sign with Ten
Cricket Australia, Channel Nine and Network Ten have reportedly agreed to a five year rights deal for Australian cricket’s free-to-air tv rights. The deal is worth a reported $550 million and will see the traditional cricket TV broadcaster Channel Nine retain the rights to international tests and ODIs played in Australia. †Channel Ten meanwhile will… Continue reading Howzat: Nine and Ten go into bat with Cricket Australia
The English Cricket Board (ECB) today announced that the UK’s Sky Sports has been awarded the rights to continue broadcasting live international and county cricket in the UK exclusively until the end of the 2017 English summer.†There is also an option for†Sky Sports†to extend the deal for an additional two years, which would cover Australia’s… Continue reading Sky Sports renews English Cricket rights until 2017