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.
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
Telco Spark acquired rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup last week, outbidding Sky New Zealand in a deal which could shake up the country’s media-rights market.
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.
New Zealand public-service broadcaster TVNZ, in partnership with production company Attitude Pictures, has renewed its deal for Paralympic Games rights for an increase of around 30 per cent.
The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has secured a small fee from Fox Sports Australia for rights to its national-team competitions.
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.
New Zealand’s uncompetitive media-rights market made life difficult for IMG’s sale of Rugby League World Cup rights.