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 thoroughbred racing clubs of Victoria eschewed an immediately lucrative offer for their rights from Sky Racing in favour of launching a new channel with commercial broadcaster Seven.
Australian commercial broadcaster Seven will broadcast the 2015 and 2017 World Championships run by Fina, the global governing body of aquatic sports. Fina, and its marketing agent Dentsu, had failed to agree a deal covering the 2013 event in the country.
The National Rugby League’s decision to accelerate its sales process means the two biggest sport properties in Australia will negotiate new deals simultaneously.
Australian commercial network Ten last month acquired free-to-air rights to the Netball World Cup – to be hosted in Sydney this summer – for a nominal fee.
Australian commercial broadcaster Seven is paying a high price in its deal for the Olympic Games of 2016, 2018 and 2020, local media-rights experts say, but the broadcaster will view the deal as a good investment for a number of reasons.
Golf: The US PGA Tour signed new six-year deals with the CBS and NBC networks, from 2007 to 2012.
Analysts claim that Australian commercial broadcasters Seven and Ten overpaid for Australian Football League rights
UK pay-operator’s English Premier League deal was year's largest television sports-rights deal.
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