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Gravity Media expands Tennis Australia partnership

Gravity Media, ta provider of complex live creative production and media services, and Tennis Australia today detailed the expanding broadcast and technology partnership that delivers the Australian and international all-screens coverage of this year’s Australian Open. This is Gravity Media’s 9th year as the broadcast and technology solutions partner for Tennis Australia for the Australian […]

January 25, 2023

Bank: Australia linear TV “shows weakness”

A report from investment bank Jefferies says that it is “cautious” on Australia’s overall media sector. “Visibility is poor, linear TV would continue to show weakness, and while Broadcaster Video-on-Demand (BVoD) will provide an offset, content costs are rising. OML Media is our top pick in the sector as it is recovering to pre-Covid levels,” […]

January 23, 2023

Australia: SailGP signs FTA deal

The global racing league, SailGP continues to expand its broadcast offering in Australia with the announcement it has secured a new free-to-air partnership with the Seven Network for the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix I Sydney. More Australian viewers can now watch the on-water action of the league’s Sydney event on February 18th-19th, with the […]

January 20, 2023

The Twelve heading to ITVX

ITV has announced that Foxtel Original series The Twelve, starring Sam Neill, will get its exclusive UK debut on the ITVX streaming platform on February 16th. This courtroom drama tells the story of 12 Australians who are selected for jury duty in a murder trial in which a woman stands accused of killing her teenage […]

January 16, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Australia: Supercoppa on Optus Sport

Optus Sport will stream the 2023 Supercoppa Italiana live and on-demand. The Supercoppa pits the winner of Serie A, AC Milan, against the winner of the Coppa Italia, Internazionale, in a showpiece event being played in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on January 19th.   International superstars Olivier Giroud, Rafael Leao, Brahim Diaz and the rest of […]

January 16, 2023

Macquarie buys into data centres

Australia’s Macquarie Asset Management has wrapped a deal to buy a 40 per cent stake in data centre operator Virtus. The investment, while not specified, is described as “significant”. The transaction, via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 7, will see Macquarie Asset Management take a 40 per cent stake to become a significant minority shareholder in […]

January 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Optus Sports airs women’s football friendlies

Optus Sport will broadcast five women’s international friendlies in the lead up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, starting with a double header between co-host New Zealand and reigning champions USA.   Optus Sport customers will get an early look at one of the favourites to lift the World Cup […]

January 12, 2023

Speedcast wins teleport order from UK’s MoD

Australia-based satellite services provider Speedcast has won a contract extension from the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) to continue supplying the Ministry with gateway connectivity hosting. The mission is to support the Airbus Skynet satellite platform from the Asia-Pacific region. In 2016, Speedcast built two 11 metre antenna systems at one of the company’s teleport […]

January 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Australia: Smaller telcos gain as broadband market slows

Smaller broadband providers continued to increase their share in the NBN wholesale market and expand their presence across the NBN in the September quarter 2022, according to ACCC’s NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report. The report looks at the wholesale market for NBN services, particularly the residential broadband services that retailers purchase from NBN for resale […]

December 15, 2022

ITV Studios sells 1000+ hours of content in APAC

ITV Studios has announced a raft of sales and pre-sales deals across its catalogue of scripted and non-scripted content ahead of the Asia Television Forum. Nolly, the new three-part drama from Russell T Davies and starring Helena Bonham Carter has been acquired by Pumpkin Film in China, Now TV in Hong Kong and TVNZ in […]

December 9, 2022