Original article by John Stebbins, Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 & 18 : 15-Mar-18
Cricket Australia has set a deadline of 19 March to submit bids for a new six-year deal for cricket broadcasting rights. The tender documents show that Cricket Australia is open to allowing some Test and one-day international matches in Australia to be broadcast exclusively on pay-TV. Cricket Australia proposes to offer up to 11 separate broadcast packages, with media companies being able to bid for some or all of them. This could enable the Nine Network to make a joint bid with Foxtel for all forms of the game or allow Seven to gain some cricket rights.
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