Will Channel Nine lose its hold on Australian cricket?

For a third of a century, Australia’s Channel Nine has been, to use its long-running advertising slogan, Still The One for telecasting international cricket. This may be soon to come to an end. Continue reading “Will Channel Nine lose its hold on Australian cricket?”

Cricket’s broadcast rights: Locking in the future or locking out the future?

This week, Japan defeated Papua New Guinea by eight wickets in Vanuatu in the final of the 2012 Pepsi ICC East Asia-Pacific Women’s Championship. Now while that result may not be of any pressing interest to you, what is significant is that this and tournaments like it, are taking place all over the world. Continue reading “Cricket’s broadcast rights: Locking in the future or locking out the future?”

Hands off Murdoch’s cricket rights

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/aug/20/media.cricket

Thought-provoking opinion piece in today’s Guardian by former New Statesman editor Peter Wilby on the controversy over English Test cricket TV rights. Wilby argues that Government intervention to keep Test cricket on free-to-air television would be inappropriate. “But sport is just entertainment, for heaven’s sake.”

Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe

Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe
(Sydney Morning Herald, 29.4.05)

The SMH is reporting today that the antiquated home city Test TV blackout of the first two sessions of the day might be canned, if Cricket Australia signs up with Channel 9 for another seven years of covering Australian cricket. Continue reading “Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe”

Death by Powerpoint I: The BCCI

One of the most grandiose cart-before-the-horse schemes imaginable is the BCCI’s dream of their own 24/7 cricket TV channel. It’s an exciting concept in theory, but remember that this is seen as a solution to the BCCI’s chronic inability to sell television rights in a coherent fashion. Continue reading “Death by Powerpoint I: The BCCI”