Stuff – The Aussie commentators many Kiwis love to hate could be silenced.
- Channel Nine’s four-decade involvement in cricket broadcasting is reportedly over, according to The Financial Review.
- The Financial Review claims Channel Nine has missed out to pay television network Foxtel for the next five Australian summers.
- Fox can’t fly solo as Australian anti-siphoning laws decree that major international cricket must be shown on free-to-air television.
- Channel Nine’s relationship with cricket has been tested in recent years, after revelations surfaced it was losing more than $30 million a year covering the sport.
- Fox has lobbied hard for the rights because it was keen to enhance its appeal to subscribers in the summer months, according to The Financial Review.