Quote of the Day

"I think it's fair to say that sports rights have reached a tipping point in this country."
-- Seven West CEO Tim ­Worner, calling the increasing growth in the cost of sports rights "unsustainable" for Aussie broadcasters. (HERALD SUN, 8/16)
Thursday August 17, 2017 Vol. 6 — No. 47 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Tipping The Scales

    Seven West Media, which owns the Seven Network, "has taken aim" at sporting execs, saying that TV networks cannot keep "forking out more and more money" for Olympics and Australian Football League broadcasting rights, according to Jeff Whalley of the HERALD SUN. The network on Wednesday ­revealed it "made further cutbacks to counter the costs of its AFL package as it swung to a full-year loss" of A$744.3M ($587.2M). Seven West CEO Tim ­Worner said that the cost of getting the rights to the best sports was now at a "tipping point."

  • A New Stream

    Discovery scores streaming deal with Amazon in Germany, Austria.

  • Thinking Fast

    McDonald's hires Leo Burnett for World Cup sponsorship campaign.

  • Closing The Gap

    Davys' offer for New Zealand Warriors NZ$5M short of asking price.

  • Balancing Act

    Chase Carey says F1 has challenge to balance free, digital offerings.

  • Community Plan

    CA signs three-year partnership with Lord's Taverners Australia.

  • Opening Up

    AFA president says players will end media boycott.

  • Needing Room

    Aberdeen may have to move matches without new stadium, chair says.

  • A New Twist

    Team GB to take on U.S. in "innovative" new athletics competition.

  • Coming Back

    ANZ Stadium in talks with AFL about hosting all-Sydney final.

  • Standing Up

    Rangers supporters launch drive for safe-standing at Ibrox.

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