Canberra Times – Cricket Australia is reportedly on the verge of announcing a broadcast rights deal worth more than $1 billion, with the sport set to leave Nine for the first time in four decades.

Summary

  • Cricket Australia is reportedly on the verge of announcing a broadcast rights deal worth more than $1 billion, with the sport set to leave Nine for the first time in four decades.
  • According to The Australian Financial Review, cricket administrators were locked in talks with Seven, Ten and Foxtel on Thursday night.
  • Foxtel will have the rights to broadcast every match, including simulcasting what is on Seven.
  • Both 50-over and Twenty20 international fixtures will be exclusively on Foxtel, taking limited overs matches off free-to-air television for the first time since the 1970s.
  • Nine has broadcast cricket every summer since Kerry Packer famously bid for the sport in the late 1970s.


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