Fox Sports (Australia)
The Indian Premier League T20 competition is being broadcast in Australia again after a six-season hiatus, via a deal with Fox Sports.
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.
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.
Public-service broadcaster ABC missed out on free-to-air rights to the Australian A-League and Australia national team matches as it cannot sell advertising, TV Sports Markets understands.
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.
Increasing the number of live Premiership Rugby matches broadcast had an “immediate and tangible” impact on its international distribution and income, according to the league’s commercial director Dominic Hayes.
Formula One Management earned a significant increase in the value of its rights in Australia last month by allowing a pay-television broadcaster to acquire rights to the championship for the first time in the country.
Fifa agreed to sell World Cup rights for 2010 and 2014 to Australian public-service broadcaster SBS for only two-thirds the amount it could have got.
Football’s governing body in Australia hopes to increase television-rights revenue for national team’s matches