Australian Financial Review, The – Cricket Australia is poised to sign a $1 billon plus broadcast with Foxtel and Seven West Media, beating out incumbent partners Network Ten and Nine Entertainment.

Summary

  • Cricket Australia is poised to sign a $1 billon plus broadcast with Foxtel and Seven West Media, beating out incumbent partners Network Ten and Nine Entertainment.
  • As revealed by The Australian Financial Review on Thursday night, Foxtel is underpinning the new deal, and Ten and Seven were locked in battle to be the Murdoch-owned subscription service’s free-to-air partner.
  • Sources said a deal with Foxtel and Seven could be announced as soon as Friday.
  • Under the terms of the deal Seven gain rights to all international Test matches and some of the Twenty20 Big Bash League, while Foxtel would have rights to broadcast every ball bowled, including simulcasting what is on free-to-air.


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