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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.

Australia’s federal government has granted pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports a further A$10m (€6.2m/$7.15m

Greg O’Rourke, chief executive of Australia’s A-League, has admitted that audience ratings on pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports since the season’s resumption have been “disappointing”, with clubs set…

Australian motor-racing series Supercars is close to new domestic media-rights agreements with pay-television broadcaster Foxtel and free-to-air broadcaster Seven for 2021 onwards

Cricket Australia has detailed enhanced coverage plans for the 2020-21 editions of the Big Bash League and Women’s Big Bash League after confirming the schedules for the Twenty20 competitions.

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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