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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

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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

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Episode 4 – So you want to be a YouTuber and the state of play for streaming in the US

In this episode we discuss kids new aspirations to be a YouTuber, a new approach to sports broadcast production in Australia, social media and the need for original content, 360video coming to your TV, Netflix tells us how we view their content, whilst iFlix makes a grab for live sports. I also have a special guest… 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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Buyouts mean the future of Australian video-on-demand is hard to picture

Marc C-Scott, Victoria University The dust is showing no sign of settling on Australia’s video-on-demand (VoD) media landscape. The past week has seen two seismic shifts which will have a flow-on effect on almost anyone who watches subscription-based television. First came the news of Foxtel’s takeover of Presto, with the latter’s customers being transferred to… Keep Reading

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