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This month’s Australian Open, which concluded on Sunday night, marked the beginning of a new era in Australian sports broadcasting.

Tennis Australia told TV Sports Markets its commitment to an open tender for its domestic rights allowed commercial broadcaster Nine to acquire them in a surprise deal.

Tennis Australia has increased the value of Australian Open rights in the Middle East and North Africa by about 40 per cent following a renewal with beIN Sports.

The value of Australian Open tennis rights in China increased by 75 per cent in the new cycle, from 2018 onward, following new digital and linear broadcast deals.

Streaming platform iQiyi has almost doubled its fee in a renewed deal for Australian Open digital rights in China.

Sports data and content company Sportradar has signed a multi-year extension to its agreement with Tennis Australia, through which its services will be used during the Australian Open grand slam

The Federal Court of Australia has today (Monday) opened a civil trial against former Tennis Australia directors Harold Mitchell and Steve Healy, with the court hearing that the former impeded rival bids…

Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India has agreed a three-year extension to its rights deal for tennis grand slam the Australian Open

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has reportedly declined to ask senior executives from commercial broadcaster Seven to give evidence against two former Tennis Australia directors in…

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Twitter will take a patient approach to the acquisition of sports rights in Asia-Pacific, according to its head of sports partnerships in the region.

The stakeholders involved in last week’s inaugural Laver Cup were happy with its global distribution, though it is thought to have generated little media-rights revenue.

Striking a digital rights deal is thought to have helped Tennis Australia earn a large increase in Japan for the 2017 Australian Open.

Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar has usurped rivals IMG and Perform to win Tennis Australia betting rights.

Bringing Australian Open media-rights sales in-house was a natural move in response to market demands for tailored coverage, Tennis Australia told TV Sports Markets this week.

Interview with Richard Heaselgrave, commercial director at Tennis Australia, following the 2016 Australian Open and discussing the body’s media rights strategy since taking its sales in-house last year.

Eurosport has paid a significant increase to retain long-term exclusivity over Australian Open rights in Europe.

Australian Open enjoys boom in media-rights value in two new Asian deals