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The long-term pain in cricket’s anti-siphoning spin

The long-term pain in cricket’s anti-siphoning spin

Seven and Foxtel have pulled a fast one on cricket fans, ducking regulations to lock two thirds of international cricket matches on a subscription service. Will will it be enough to save Foxtel's sinking subscriber base?

Exclusive watch … Jim Middleton leaves Sky for senator’s office … Russian journos sneak into hospital …

Exclusive watch … Jim Middleton leaves Sky for senator’s office … Russian journos sneak into hospital …

Some sibling rivalry erupted between News Corp stablemates over an "exclusive" story, and other media tidbits of the day.

No end in sight for ballooning cost of sports deals, says Nine boss

No end in sight for ballooning cost of sports deals, says Nine boss

Broadcasting sport doesn't come cheap, and it likely never will.

Murdoch needs the NRL more than it needs him

Murdoch needs the NRL more than it needs him

The war over TV sporting rights is really pretty one-sided, once you look at the data, write Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer.

Why Olympics coverage looks more like a slideshow

Why Olympics coverage looks more like a slideshow

Wondering why some of the television news coverage of Olympic competition looks more like a slideshow? The IOC cracks down on footage used by non-rights holders.

Thinking of the kids as the net flattens information hierarchies

Thinking of the kids as the net flattens information hierarchies

Attempts to legislatively address the TV Now "problem" will fail - and the solution is staring rights holders in the face.

AFL, NRL appeal likely, but Optus TV ruling the right call

AFL, NRL appeal likely, but Optus TV ruling the right call

Justice Rares in the Federal Court yesterday cut a large chunk out of the value of sports broadcasting rights in new media by ruling that Optus is allowed to offer its TV Now Service, writes Kimberlee Weatherall.

When it comes to digital multichannelling, borders still matter

When it comes to digital multichannelling, borders still matter

The first bounce of the AFL season is almost upon us: come watch the big media moguls fly, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.