The Age – Under the deal expected to be announced, it’s likely Seven would simulcast the tests and 43 Big Bash League matches, though it is not expected to get the prized digital rights under the deal.

Summary

  • Under the deal expected to be announced, it’s likely Seven would simulcast the tests and 43 Big Bash League matches, though it is not expected to get the prized digital rights under the deal.
  • LoadingDigital rights were a sticking point for some of the free-to-air broadcasters during the negotiations, including Nine and Ten, which had resubmitted a joint bid for five years of cricket totalling $900 million.
  • “We are disappointed that our bid for the cricket television rights was rejected,” he said.
  • “Network Ten turned the Big Bash League into the television phenomenon it is today and one of the most popular sports in Australia, a sport that all Australians were able enjoy for free.
  • “Network Ten and our BBL team led by David Barham revolutionised the way cricket is broadcast in Australia and attracted new, younger viewers to the game.


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