Yahoo – Singapore – Under the deal, Seven and Foxtel will jointly air all domestic Test matches while Fox won exclusive rights to international one-dayers and T20s

Pay-TV company Foxtel and the free-to-air Seven Network on Friday won a bidding war for television and digital cricket rights in Australia, signing a deal worth almost Aus$1.

Summary

  • Under the deal, Seven and Foxtel will jointly air all domestic Test matches while Fox won exclusive rights to international one-dayers and T20sPay-TV company Foxtel and the free-to-air Seven Network on Friday won a bidding war for television and digital cricket rights in Australia, signing a deal worth almost Aus$1.
  • Under the terms, Seven and Foxtel, majority-owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, will jointly air all domestic Test matches, while Fox won exclusive rights to international one-dayers and T20s.
  • Fox and Cricket Australia also formed a new digital partnership to feed the internet.
  • It’s fair to say that the interest in our rights during this process has been unprecedented,” said Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.
  • He called it a “revolutionary” partnership which would allow increased investment in grassroots cricket, the ability to further develop facilities, and better pathways to grow the game for women and girls.


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