Featured Story

New Zealand Rugby Union, Sky TV Sign 'Conditional' Deal For Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Sky TV signed "a conditional five-year deal for broadcasting rights from 2016," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. A final agreement is expected to be signed off by the end of November. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said that no financial details were disclosed "due to the...

Read More

Tags: Media, Australia

More Stories

10/24/14
Parramatta 'Inadequate' To Host ACL

The "biggest match of any code ever hosted by Pirtek Stadium might also be the last Asian Champions League match played at Parramatta," according to Michael Cockerill of the CANBERRA TIMES. A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers insisted on Parramatta "partly because of the wishes of their coach, To ...

Tags: Facilities, Australia

10/24/14
Gold Coast Fined For Salary Cap Breach

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

10/24/14
ASADA Hits Back Over Player Welfare

Tensions between the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and the players issued with show-cause notices "have escalated," with the anti-doping body declaring it "will not be dictated to," according to Pierik & Murnane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Australian Football League Players Assoc ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

10/23/14
CA Signs Naming-Rights Deal With Bupa

Cricket Australia announced healthcare group Bupa has become the official naming-rights sponsor of the state-of-the-art National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Brisbane as well as the support staff of the Australian men’s cricket team. Under the new agreement, the NCC will be known as the Bupa NCC wh ...

Tags: Facilities, Australia

10/22/14
NZRU Cancels Match In Singapore

The "maligned pitch" at Singapore's expensive new National Stadium "has forced the cancellation of next month's Maori All Blacks clash with the invitational Asia-Pacific Barbarians, which could have ramifications for the team's Super Rugby bid," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. The Maori All ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia

10/22/14
Stadium Roof Would Cost Up To $307M

The prospect of a roof on Wellington's Westpac Stadium "is now all but off the table, after it was found to be 'eye-wateringly' expensive," according to NEWSTALK ZB. A report "has found building the roof would cost up to" NZ$385M ($307M). Stadium Chair John Shewan said that is "nowhere near feasible ...

Tags: Facilities, Australia

10/22/14
Broadcasters Chase Former AFL Player

Former Australian Football League side Brisbane Lions player Jonathan Brown "is now at the centre of a tug of war between the television broadcasters," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. Brown, who retired during the '14 season, "has been offered a substantial deal by Fox Footy, in which he would b ...

Tags: Media, Australia

10/21/14
Lawyers To Meet AFL Essendon Players

The Australian Football League players' union "will summon as many as possible of the 34 past and present Essendon players issued with show-cause notices to a meeting within days," according to Wilson & Pierik of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The players' three-man legal team, led by Tony Hargreave ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

10/20/14
Seven Claims Regional AFL Rights

Seven Network "will pick up broadcast rights" to the Victorian Football League and West Australian Football League competitions, "after the ABC dropped its regional football coverage, blaming budget cuts," according to Michael Body of THE AUSTRALIAN. Seven and the AFL "would not confirm the deal to ...

Tags: Media, Australia

10/20/14
A-League Breaks Attendance Record

The A-League record attendance for a single round "was smashed this weekend as 106,082 fans walked through the turnstiles across five games in another sign of Australian football's surge into the mainstream of Australian sport," according to Dominic Bossi of THE AGE. The new attendance figure "surpa ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug