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The Australian Football League has clawed back losses it is suffering due to Covid-19-related renegotiations of its domestic media-rights deals in a two-year extension of its biggest deal, with pay-television operator Foxtel.

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.

Kayo Freebies, a free version of Australian broadcaster Foxtel's Kayo Sports streaming service, launches today, with this weekend's Supercars season-opener the highlight of the launch content

Netball Australia has signed a new five-year domestic rights deal with pay-television broadcaster Foxtel

Kayo Sports, the subscription streaming platform of Australian pay-television operator Foxtel, has launched a new free-to-access service

Australian pay-television operator Foxtel has hired Hilary Perchard as chief customer, marketing and revenue officer, replacing Kieren Cooney, who has taken up a role at TPG Telecom, the Australian telecoms…

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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.

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