Australian Rules Football
Australian telco Telstra has further expanded its partnership with the Australian Football League, the top division of Aussie rules football, by agreeing what it claims is a “landmark deal” with the players’ union.
The AFL Aussie rules league has secured three separate free-to-air rights deals in China.
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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.
Australian commercial broadcaster Seven has renewed a rights deal with the South Australian National Football League Aussie rules competition.
Gillon McLachlan, chief executive of the AFL, has said that free-to-air coverage of the Aussie rules football competition is likely to drop in 2017 after revealing that Australian commercial broadcaster Channel 10 is unlikely to acquire a rights package.
Australian commercial broadcasters Seven and Nine plan to significantly increase their advertising rates for the AFL Aussie rules football league and NRL rugby league competition in a bid to cover the cost of rights, according to The Australian newspaper.
Australian media and content creation company Seven West Media, which controls commercial broadcaster Seven, has acquired a 33 per cent stake in daily fantasy start-up Draftstars.
Talks between Australian commercial broadcaster Ten and pay-television operator Foxtel over a sublicensing deal for coverage of the Australian Football League Aussie rules competition have stalled, according to the Fairfax Media news service.
Australian Football League club Port Adelaide has struck a rights deal with Chinese state-owned broadcaster CCTV.
Australian pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has committed to televising three women’s Aussie rules football exhibition games this season ahead of the launch of a league next year.
Australian commercial broadcaster Seven has acquired rights for the Australian Football League’s (AFL) annual Legends Game.
Corporate bookmakers and alcoholic drinks manufacturers will still be permitted to advertise during sports broadcasts in Australia, despite new restrictions being placed on free-to-air broadcasters in the country.
Australian commercial broadcaster Ten has not held any discussions with pay-television broadcaster Foxtel with regard to sublicensing rights to the Australian Football League Aussie rules tournament.
Financial losses at Australian commercial broadcaster Ten almost doubled to A$312.2m (€205m/$226m) in the 12 months through to the end of August 2015.
The Australian Football League, the top division of Aussie rules football, intends to divide revenue from its new broadcast rights deal in more of a “group co-ordinated manner” rather than dealing with clubs and players separately, according to The Age.
Australian sports fans are set to be granted more access to high-definition coverage of top leagues and competitions due to a change in broadcasting regulations.
The Australian Football League, the top division of Aussie rules football, has awarded its next cycle of domestic rights to commercial broadcaster Seven, pay-television operator Foxtel and telecommunications company Telstra.
Australian commercial broadcaster Nine holds wholesale free-to-air broadcast rights through its new deal with club rugby league competition the NRL, under which it may seek to trade content with rights partners of Aussie rules football league the AFL, according to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.
Australian telecommunications company Optus and internet company Google have expressed an interest in acquiring premium digital sports rights in the country, according to The Australian newspaper.
Australian pay-television operator Foxtel has agreed a deal to acquire a 15-per-cent stake in commercial broadcaster Ten.
Australian commercial broadcaster Nine will make a “bold bid” for a package of rights to the Australian Football League Aussie rules competition, prompting a retaliatory move by rival Seven for the State of Origin rugby league series, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Australian commercial broadcaster Nine has confirmed its interest in acquiring rights for the Australian Football League (AFL) Aussie rules tournament, according to the Australian Financial Review newspaper.