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Cricket at Adelaide Oval, 2nd Test against New Zealand, day 1, Brett Lee in action from the River Torrens end.

Radio Interview (ABC Overnights): What the Big Bash League can tell us about the future of sport broadcasting

I spoke with Rod Quinn on ABC Overnights about the upcoming cricket media rights. You can listed to the full interview here – http://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/overnights/what-can-cricket-us-about-the-future-of-sport-on-television/9387020   Listen to the interview (podcast) below: Keep Reading


Why the rights to broadcast cricket could be worth $1 billion

A fierce bidding war is under way for the rights to stream and broadcast cricket for the next five years. The price is expected to reach A$1 billion, almost double the previous deal. Media companies are facing stiff competition because increasing viewer numbers are luring social media websites and other platforms into the race to… Keep Reading


Seven’s Olympic coverage could change the way we watch sport on our screens

The Seven Network has announced it will offer a paid subscription service via an app as part of its Rio Olympics coverage this year. This will make Seven the first free-to-air broadcaster in Australia to charge for broadcasting sport. This is a new approach to the station’s coverage of the Rio Olympics. Last year, it… Keep Reading


Is a quota the key to getting Netflix and co. to spend more on Australian content?

The European Commission has released a proposal that will require video streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon and Apple to meet at least a 20% quota of locally produced (ie European) works. This is part of a push to create a digital single market within the European Union. In Australia, around 10% of homes have Netflix… Keep Reading

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