After four decades, Nine has lost the broadcast rights to the cricket. But the deal might not be total cause for celebration for new rights holders Foxtel and Seven.
News Corp has had to write-down more than US$1 billion as its Foxtel deal with Telstra uncovers an overvaluation of assets.
Foxtel seems to be pushing for an exemption from tough new laws surrounding gambling ads, by using ASTRA, the peak subscription TV body, to show mercy to its "small audiences".
The shift is typical of New Corp's almost constant shifting of executives between its various operations. What does it mean for the Murdochs' plans?
Seven CEO Tim Worner says sports broadcasting is at a "tipping point" in Australia, but new online invaders Amazon and Netflix are just following Murdoch's lead.
Daily Mail Australia editor-in-chief Luke McIlveen is moving back to News Corp as executive editor of Fox Sports.
Whoopsies, turns out Foxtel does want the NRL after all
The SBS chief says the ABC should have taken account of the multicultural broadcaster's focus on football. But ABC chief Mark Scott says no channel deserves to hold the rights to a particular sport forever.
It's one of Rupert Murdoch's biggest gambles: can his new sports network take on broadcasting giant ESPN? The future of the company's TV business depends on it.