As the start of the 2014 MotoGP season begins this weekend in Qatar, FOX Sports has announced (as reported by TV Tonight) that it will once again be broadcasting the top flight of two-wheel racing after signing a sub-licensing deal with the TEN Network. This deal follows hot on the heals of FOX Sports signing… Continue reading The motorsport broadcast market revs up…
V8 Supercars Australia has announced a new 6 year media rights deal for its Championship series. Foxtel/Fox Sports and the Ten Network will replace Seven from 2015 as the Championship series broadcasters. Seven signed its current two-year deal at the start of the 2013 Championship series. The new deal is worth a reported $241 million ($196… Continue reading The Home of Motorsport is back!
Two stories caught my interest in last week’s national papers, The Australian and The Australian Financial Review. The stories both concerned the ongoing negotiations for V8 Supercars’ new media rights deal, which will commence next year. The Australian’s article focused on Ten’s play for the rights, which if successful would see the network return to… Continue reading Sports rights up for grabs
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