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.
In-flight and in-ship channel Sport 24 has acquired rights to the upcoming Ashes cricket series between England and Australia.
Cricket Australia has agreed a deal with financial services company Commonwealth Bank to provide a global live stream of a women’s Ashes Test for the first time.
Australian commercial broadcaster Nine will push for an early renewal of rights to events operated by Cricket Australia “as soon as possible,” despite plans by the governing body to delay the sales process until next year.
The Cricket Australia national governing body is close to agreeing a deal with Qantas that would result in the airline live streaming international matches on its flights.
The Cricket Australia governing body has agreed a three-year partnership with telecommunications firm Optus under which video of some of the national team’s greatest historic matches will be digitised and made available to its customers.
BT Sport has dislodged rival UK pay-television broadcaster Sky as the live rights-holder for the next Ashes cricket series between England and Australia in 2017-18.
The Cricket Australia governing body has launched a tender process for its UK rights, according to the Financial Times.
Australian commercial broadcaster Ten has agreed a deal with the Cricket Australia governing body to cover the inaugural season of Twenty20 competition the Women’s Big Bash League.
A group of advertising agencies in Australia have criticised the “aggression” adopted in efforts by some of the country’s top domestic sports properties to drive increases in rights fees.
Cricket Australia has expanded the reach of its video content with the launch of its Cricket.com.au platform on digital media player Apple TV.
Australian pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has acquired rights for the Australia national cricket team’s upcoming One-Day International matches against South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Cricket Australia has said that viewing figures for the first half of the Big Bash League have justified the national governing body’s decision to switch coverage of the Twenty20 cricket competition to free-to-air television and defer the start of the event.