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Volume 6 No. 213


Athletics Australia revealed that in '13 both the Nine Network and Fox Sports will return as broadcasters of the Australian Athletics Tour. The Network has confirmed it will showcase the sport even though calendar changes see the AAT lead into the National Rugby League and Australian Football League seasons. A similar interest for the broadcast rights is expected internationally after the '12 season saw 62 countries in Pan Asia alone acquire the rights as well as networks in New Zealand, the U.K. and South Africa. The Nine Network’s coverage will see a one-hour highlights package, produced by Jam TV, from each AAT event being aired less than 24 hours after its conclusion. The '13 schedule will also include a highlights package of the Australian Athletics Championships and World Championships Selection Trials, to be played a week after conclusion (Athletics Australia).

Euroleague Basketball and the Eurosport Group "extended their partnership for another three years." Eurosport 2 "will remain the official broadcast partner of the ULEB Eurocup." The TV channel will, as it has during the previous seven years, "live broadcast several games on each game day" (, 10/25). ... Some of New Zealand's "most-exclusive golf courses have got rave reviews" in a 104-page story in one of China's highest selling golf magazines, Golf Digest China. Courses such as Cape Kidnappers, Kauri Cliffs, Clearwater and Jack's Point were profiled in the feature entitled "Fantastic New Zealand" (NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 10/25).