Media Notes: Australia's Women's NBL Strikes Deal With Fox Sports
Australia's Women's National Basketball League is back on TV "after a deal was struck with Fox Sports." Basketball Australia announced the deal to end the two-year hiatus as the WNBL and NBL season launched in Melbourne (THE AGE, 9/11).
21st Century Fox has "thrown its weight behind a legal challenge to CBS’ proposed deal for Australian free-TV network Ten." The U.S. media firms "faced off" in a Sydney courtroom Tuesday, with Fox "joining an attempt by Lachlan Murdoch and others to block the CBS takeover of the Australian broadcaster." CBS and Fox are the "two major creditors of financially troubled Ten," which went into receivership earlier this year. Documents released this week show that the CBS deal is valued at a minimum A$201.1M ($161.2M) (VARIETY, 9/12).
Slomo.TV's technology was used to televise the President’s Ice Hockey Cup in Kazakhstan. Sports TV production company Media Sport was retained to "provide live coverage to the Sport KZ television channel" (BROADBAND TV NEWS, 9/12).