Media Notes: TVA Sports To Partner With CBC/Radio-Canada For World Cup
TVA Sports "will partner with CBC/Radio-Canada to televise games from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil." The French-language sports channel "will broadcast 18 matches live and 46 others on tape delay during the month-long tournament next summer." CBC "will air games in English while Radio-Canada will carry games in French" (QMI, 4/4). ... Explicit footage of Australian Football League Adelaide Crows forward Ricky Henderson in the Crows' changing rooms "has raised the ire of both Adelaide and the AFL Players Association." They are incensed that the vision of Henderson "was shown live during Foxtel's telecast of the Adelaide-Brisbane match at the Gabba on Saturday." Henderson "appeared unaware he was being filmed as he pulled his shorts forward for several seconds, exposing his genitals, as the players prepared to return after the half-time break" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 4/8). ... The upcoming Anzac rugby league test "is the latest major sports event to be in danger of not being broadcast in New Zealand." Fans "face the prospect of a TV blackout with negotiations between pay-TV network Sky and the New Zealand Rugby League dragging." One "well-placed" source suggested that "they had broken down entirely" (FAIRFAX NZ, 4/7).