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
Cricket Australia expanded its relationship with in-flight/in-ship broadcaster Sport 24 last week, to include coverage of this year’s Ashes Test series.
BeIN Media Group agreed its first deal for cricket rights last week, marking a notable change in strategy and a clear statement of intent it will go after content traditionally held by its Middle-Eastern rival OSN.
Cricket Australia’s media rights in the Indian subcontinent have significantly dropped in value in a new long-term deal with Sony Pictures Networks India.
The erosion of SuperSport’s portfolio in sub-Saharan Africa continued last week following Cricket Australia’s decision to divide its rights between the region’s two biggest rivals.
UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport this week blindsided its main rival Sky by picking up Ashes cricket rights, paying a rights-fee increase of about 20 per cent.
Cricket Australia will take a more flexible approach to its rights sales when its global advisory deal with the IMG Events & Media agency expires after the 2015-16 season.
The ICC’s ambitious income target for its next cycle of media rights sales