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Australia’s top domestic federations have accepted significant short-term rights-fee cuts in renegotiated deals with domestic broadcasters, prioritising income security in the aftermath of the Covid-19 shutdown.

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

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…

England’s Premier League this week completed the first set of deals across Asia for its rights in the 2016-17 to 2018-19 cycle, with mixed results. It saw significant increases in value from Australia and New Zealand, but a decline in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, while Malaysia and Myanmar are proving difficult.

The new deal with Racing Victoria, the representative body of the state’s four racing clubs, covers domestic and international broadcast rights, plus digital rights.

Pay-television operator Foxtel has initiated early talks to extend its rights deal with Australian rules football league the AFL, it has been reported

Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment is launching a premium sports streaming service, Stan Sports, following its acquisition of Rugby Australia domestic media rights

Australian pay-television broadcaster Foxtel has offered to place a handful of Super Rugby matches outside of its Kayo Sports sports streaming platform paywall as part of its pitch to win  Rugby Australia's …

The Women’s Big Bash League will receive its biggest television footprint to date after Cricket Australia’s domestic broadcasters committed to wider coverage of the 2020 edition of the Twenty20 competition.

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Nine’s capture of additional National Rugby League free-to-air rights helped drive a record fee for the Aussie Rules Australian Football League, as both codes agreed new deals this month.

The National Rugby League’s decision to accelerate its sales process means the two biggest sport properties in Australia will negotiate new deals simultaneously.

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.

Analysts claim that Australian commercial broadcasters Seven and Ten overpaid for Australian Football League rights