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Interview with Radio Sport (New Zealand) – Sport Anti-syphoning Laws

I spoke with Radio Sport in New Zealand about the potential around the introduction of Anti-syphoning Laws in New Zealand similar to those current in Australia. These focus on keeping “events of national interest”, which list currently only sports, on free to air television. The introduction of such laws has been debated in New Zealand… Keep Reading

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Ten Network’s problems are history repeating

Reporters at the Ten Network relayed the news of their employer’s voluntary administration, during a staff meeting. The network was looking to refinance to the tune of A$250 million, after its existing finance was due to expire on December 23. But Ten’s directors said they were left no choice but to appoint administrators from KordaMentha… Keep Reading

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Chasing the audience: is it over and out for cricket on free to air TV?

How Australians watch cricket on screens in the future could depend on what happens with the Nine Network’s current discussions with Cricket Australia over the 2018-23 media rights. UBS media analyst Eric Choi said the current deal costs Nine about A$100 million a year but generates only A$60 million to A$70 million in gross revenue.… Keep Reading

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Television is changing, and viewer metrics need to change with it

The opening months of this year saw the first rumblings of a seismic shift in the Australian television market, with the introduction of three video-on-demand (VoD) subscription services: Stan; Presto; and Netflix. This is set to make 2015 a tipping point for television in Australia. Yet it’s difficult to gauge the impact these services will… Keep Reading

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