WA Today – 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.
  • Under terms of the proposed agreement, either Seven or Ten would broadcast all international test matches and some of the domestic Big Bash League.
  • Foxtel would have exclusive rights to some BBL matches and at least simulcast live test and limited-overs international matches.
  • It comes after Nine snatched the tennis rights away from Seven earlier this month, with Nine to take over after the broadcasting of the 2019 Australian Open.


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