The HD Sport Debate

A report in the Australian last year confirmed that High Definition (HD) broadcasting of Australian sport on free-to-air television looks dead and buried. For those who did not notice Saturday coverage of AFL matches by the Network Ten only featured on the network’s primary channel towards the end of last season, whilst viewers were able to watch… Continue reading The HD Sport Debate

Warburton benched until 1 January 2012

James Warburton’s immediate future at Network Ten has been confirmed today by a ruling of the NSW Supreme Court. Network Ten had originally announced that Mr Warburton would start at the free-to-air network on July 14 this year, however the Seven Network challenged this date in the NSW Supreme Court by arguing that Mr Warburton’s… Continue reading Warburton benched until 1 January 2012

Every game, every week…live

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

Packer resigns, Warburton in…the media circus continues

Ten Network Holdings today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Seven Media Group’s Chief Sales and Digital Officer James Warburton. The announcement comes after the Ten board last week removed long-time CEO Grant Blackley . As a result of the announcement Lachlan Murdoch steps down as Acting CEO. Today’s announcement followed a… Continue reading Packer resigns, Warburton in…the media circus continues