FTA networks concerned over potential pay TV cricket deal

Original article by Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 28 : 5-Apr-18

Cricket Australia has signalled that its new six-year broadcasting rights deal may require only certain matches to be televised by free-to-air networks. There is growing concern among the three commercial networks that CA could secure a rights deal for pay-TV coverage that would require them to negotiate directly with Fox Sports rather than CA. The three commercial networks are also believed to have expressed interest in at least some cricket broadcasting rights.

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CRICKET AUSTRALIA, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA LIMITED, SEVEN WEST MEDIA LIMITED – ASX SWM, SEVEN NETWORK LIMITED, TEN NETWORK HOLDINGS LIMITED, FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, FOXTEL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, TENNIS AUSTRALIA

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