Australia

Australian telco Optus has built on its coverage of English women’s football by acquiring the rights to the 2021 Women’s FA Cup final.

Chinese digital sports platform Dongqiudi has acquired rights for Australia's National Basketball League in a two-season deal, covering 2021-22 and 2022-23

Sports data firm Stats Perform and A-Leagues have agreed a three-year deal, beginning with the 2021-22 season, to create new, data-driven content for the leagues’ media channels.

Australian telco Optus has renewed its exclusive rights for the English Premier League for the next six seasons, in a deal running from 2022-23 to 2027-28

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has renewed its rights for Australian football's A-Leagues in a multi-year deal beginning with the upcoming 2021-22 season

Australian football's Australian Professional Leagues has launched a new website and mobile app-based football content platform, KeepUp

Cricket Australia has had talks with American private equity firm Silver Lake about a potential investment, according to local media

Italian Serie A rights values have declined by around a third in France and Southeast Asia under a deal with beIN Sports, mirroring recent trends in those markets.

Japanese pay-television broadcaster Wowow has renewed its rights for the Australian Open tennis grand slam in a multi-year deal beginning in 2022

BeIN Sports and Stan Sport have both acquired non-exclusive media rights in Australia covering all matches from the upcoming Autumn Nations Series of rugby union test matches

Melbourne's Flemington horse racing track will appear on virtual, NFT-powered horse racing platform Zed Run under a deal with Victoria Racing Club

Dylan Azzopardi, the businessman behind Australian sports streaming platform Sports Flick, is suing the current owner of the company, Dominic Galati, for A$12.7m ($9.5m/€8.2

US investment firm Silver Lake is close to acquiring a 30-per-cent stake in the commercial rights business of Australia's domestic football leagues, according to Australian newspapers the Sun-Herald and…

ViacomCBS-owned Australian broadcaster Network Ten has acquired rights to the English FA Cup

Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment is close to extending its biggest sports media rights property, free-to-air rights for the National Rugby League, according to local media

The English Premier League last week launched a media rights tender in Australia for its upcoming rights cycle, 2022-23 to 2024-25, with first-round bids due by November 15

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven Network has acquired exclusive media rights to the XXII Commonwealth Games, which will take place in Birmingham next year from July 28 to August 8