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The value of Rugby World Cup rights in Australia has declined sharply after a big increase at their last sale, hit by a strong downturn in interest in rugby union in the territory.

This month’s Australian Open, which concluded on Sunday night, marked the beginning of a new era in Australian sports broadcasting.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has secured a good increase for its media rights across Australia and New Zealand, in a new five-year deal with ESPN

Australian telco Optus will get another chance to stream a major international football tournament despite its troubled coverage of this year’s Fifa World Cup.

The RDA agency will look to extract more value from Australia and New Zealand and strike deals in the Pacific Islands for the first time, after taking over international rights to the Super League.

Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India has agreed a three-year extension to its rights deal for tennis grand slam the Australian Open

Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) has claimed a first for the country with a global streaming agreement with social video platform Twitch.

Basketball Australia has said the Women’s National Basketball League will receive landmark coverage in 2019-20 as it enters the final season of its current rights deal with pay-television broadcaster F…

Australian public-service broadcaster ABC has struck a two-year deal with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to provide free-to-air coverage of the A-League and W-League club competitions, as well as…

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Australian telco Optus will pay an increase of just over 10 per cent for English Premier League media rights in a new cycle, TV Sports Markets understands

Australian media-rights experts believe Foxtel and Seven’s deal for Cricket Australia rights works for all parties, despite Foxtel bearing the brunt of a 67-per-cent fee increase

The Indian Premier League T20 competition is being broadcast in Australia again after a six-season hiatus, via a deal with Fox Sports.

Tennis Australia told TV Sports Markets its commitment to an open tender for its domestic rights allowed commercial broadcaster Nine to acquire them in a surprise deal.

Reduced exclusivity has not affected the value of Fox Sports’ new deal for French Open rights in Australia, agreed this month.

The World Surf League is set to almost double the value of its media rights in Australia via a new deal with pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports, TV Sports Markets has learned

US Masters media rights in Australia will remain at a similar value in new free-to-air and pay-television deals with Nine and Fox Sports respectively.

Australia’s National Rugby League increased the value of its international rights by 25 per cent in a multi-party deal that will lead to the creation of an international OTT platform.

Australian public-service broadcaster SBS has renewed its deal for non-exclusive rights to the national rugby union team’s ongoing matches for roughly the same annual fee.

Financial problems at its free-to-air partner Ten led Formula One Management to strike a new deal in Australia, handing much more exclusivity to pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has secured a small fee from Fox Sports Australia for rights to its national-team competitions.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has earned an increase of about 38 per cent for rights to its second-tier Fight Night events in Australia, but has had to remove incumbent Fox Sports’ exclusivity in o…

The value of US Open tennis rights in Australia and New Zealand increased slightly last month, despite Australian incumbent Fox Sports choosing not to renew its deal.

Football Federation Australia earned a substantial increase in the value of its international media rights in a deal with the IMG agency last month.

Football Federation Australia’s new domestic deal for top-tier A-League rights has succeeded in squeezing a good increase from an uncompetitive landscape.

Commercial broadcaster Nine will pay between A$3.5m (€2.4m/$2.7m) and A$4m for free-to-air rights to the Australian national team’s remaining 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Deals for Australia’s new top-tier netball competition signify a strong commitment from broadcasters to women’s sport and could signal a step-change in revenue earned by Netball Australia.

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven earlier this month maintained its hold on Rugby League World Cup rights at a significantly increased fee.

John Manning, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews television audiences in selected key cricket markets for the recent ICC World Twenty20 tournament