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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:45 pm
Seven retains the tennis rights for another 5 years while also gaining the Australian Masters and Perth International for the next 3 years.

With all this, the only tv rights up for grabs in the next couple of years is the Summer Olympics (which the IOC is looking to do a multi-games deal until possibly 2022) and the V8's which run out at the end of next year. The rest of the major Australian sporting rights won't come up for bid until 2017 at the earliest and it seems TEN have been left in the cold.

The Australian wrote:Seven stitches up tennis and golf

SEVEN West Media has locked up broadcast rights to Australia’s major tennis and golf events.

The Seven Network and sports agency and broadcast group IMG have confirmed a multi-year broadcast partnership to continue telecasts of the Australian Masters and Perth International over the next three years.

The news comes as Seven has reportedly secured from Tennis Australia a five-year extension of its deal to broadcast the Australia Open tennis tournament. Seven West Media declined to confirm the Open deal this morning.

Fairfax reports Seven has convinced TA not to put the rights up for open auction, extending the deal for five years after the expiry of the current deal in 2014 at a cost believed to be $30 million a year.

The Australian understands the deal was struck at least two weeks ago, before Nine Entertainment Co and Network Ten divided up the rights to broadcast cricket in Australia at a higher-than-expected total price.

The tennis deal is also a blow for Network Ten, which as late as this week was still lobbying for the rights to the tennis to go to auction. Ten’s chief executive Hamish McLennan last week said Tennis Australia would be "mad" not to do so. It is believed Ten was subsequently told there was no need to bid.

The tennis deal is a major coup for Seven, locking up what has become a major plank of its pre-ratings year promotional platform. Ten is now banking on its new Big Bash League coverage in January and February to provide a similar launch pad for its 2014 ratings year.

Seven had broadcast the Australian Masters golf tournament for more than 20 years before it moved to Fox Sports as free-to-air networks turned off the Australian golf circuit.

"Seven has a rich history of broadcasting world class sporting events and we could not be more delighted to enter into this long term partnership to showcase the Australian Masters and Perth International," David Rollo, vice- president-director of Golf, IMG Australia said in a statement. "Both events will attract 20 hours of live national coverage which will deliver a great outcome for our valued partners and all Australian golf fans."

The Seven Network's head of sport Saul Shtein said: "We are delighted to be extending our commitment to golf. Seven was the home of the Australian Masters for over 20 years through the height of the Greg Norman era. On the back of Adam Scott's historic and memorable victory at Augusta in April it marks another exciting time for Australian golf and we look forward to broadcasting the event across Australia."

The golf broadcast will hope to capture another upward push by golf on the back of Australia's first win at the US Masters, by Adam Scott. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Australian Masters and the first time it has been played at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Scott, the world number three, will return to defend his Australian Masters title in November 2013.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:04 am
Seven has decided to ditch the NBC Universal output deal but signs a Sony cherry picking deal if that makes sense. Funny though how the article doesn't mention Disney/ABC Studios. Its one of the other major output deals which i am sure Seven won't let go of considering the bulk of the overseas hits Seven have, have come from there.

The Australian wrote:Millions to be saved as Seven ditches output deals in bid to 'cherry-pick' hits

THE era of the cash-sapping output deal appears to be over, with the Seven Network set to save up to $40 million a year as it allows its own deal with NBC Universal to lapse.

Seven last week also confirmed a "cherry-pick" deal with Sony Pictures Television which gives it access to one of the expected hits of the coming US season, The Blacklist, but not much else, in what is becoming a growing trend among Australian networks.

The last hit from Seven's NBC Universal deal was Heroes six years ago.

Seven's new three-year deal with Sony is typical of the power shift away from the US studios to local networks around the world. As output deals wither, tens of millions of dollars are being added to the bottom lines of Seven, Nine and Ten balance sheets.

Last month, Nine chief David Gyngell said output deals would be dead within five years and "spot-buying", as Seven has negotiated with Sony, would be standard. Nine Entertainment Co will free up millions when it renegotiates the biggest deal with a US studio, its $100m annual arrangement with Warner Bros Television.

Today, it is particularly hard to justify on the strength of just The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, Arrow and 2 Broke Girls.

After years of signing up to output deals whereby a network agrees to buy all shows produced by a studio, Australian networks have allowed deals to lapse (Nine let go of Sony) and signed "volume deals". Seven guarantees to buy a minimum number of Sony-produced US network prime-time shows (believed to be five). The deals hold only if the shows run for eight episodes in prime time in the US, so in some deals Australian networks have picked up some of the worst shows to fill the contract, knowing that ultimately they will not have to pay for them.

Seven previously had an ad hoc deal with Sony for Last Resort and also picked up Seinfeld, which Nine last had in the Sony deal.

Suddenly, the cards are stacked in local broadcasters' favour as domestic networks realise US programs cannot be amortised as cheaply as once thought. Previous convention held that rights to an episode of a US drama at about $50,000 would always beat an hour of local drama that cost $600,000. That was true when our screens were awash with American content.

A report released this week by Essential Television Statistics, Madigan Cluff and Digital TV Research shows the value of imported drama series for European broadcasters has dropped by $1 billion since 2008, with a third of the drop attributed to "a combination of cash-strapped channels cutting the easiest external costs, and the longer-term gradual movement of hours out of the high-share channels and into secondary channels".

Seven has renegotiated a deal that retains the hits Downton Abbey and Mrs Brown's Boys from NBCU's British partnership and NBC News content. NBC Universal's new American series, including Camp, starring Rachel Griffiths and being filmed in Queensland. The remake of Ironside will go to Foxtel.

Australian networks have also wound back the most burdensome attribute of former output deals -- having to pay for the studio's many films. It is believed Seven's Sony agreement includes only a few PG films from Sony's slate, such as The Smurfs, that can air in family-friendly time slots on Friday and Saturday. Evergreen movies still work on those nights, with Indiana Jones movies averaging more than 750,000 for Seven this year and Sony comedy Grown Ups recently grabbing 650,000 viewers for Nine.

Nine spot-buys movies from the Walt Disney Company and Paramount and Universal's old movie deal with Ten has expired and been picked up by Seven, which promptly screened Back To The Future.

Two of the biggest remaining output deals, Nine's deal with Warner Bros Television and Ten and Foxtel's with 20th Century Fox, are unlikely to lapse because of emotional ties. But they will be renegotiated down after the WB and NBC Universal deals were inflated amid some late 2000s brinkmanship by Nine and Seven.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:12 am
Seven has extended its output deal with ITV

BroadcastNow wrote:ITV Studios extends Oz output deal

ITV Studios has extended its output deal with Australian commercial broadcaster Seven Network.

The multi-year deal means that Seven Network gets the first look at ITV Studios’ catalogue.

The arrangement also includes a raft of new programming which will air on Seven including hidden camera magic show Tricked, 11-part doc series Gator Boys and 20-part Call of the Wildman, as well as new series of Mr Selfridge and Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour.

The deal was struck between Augustus Dulgaro, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Seven’s director of programming Angus Ross.

“This ongoing relationship is a significant component of our Australian business and we are delighted ITVS GE’s broad portfolio of world-class first run and catalogue programming will be broadcast on Seven’s group of channels in the years ahead,” said Dulgaro.

“With the renewal of this long term strategic partnership we’re delighted we can continue to bring Australian audiences the very best content from ITVS GE across our suite of channels - Seven, 7Two and 7Mate,” added Ross.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:27 am
V8's move to Foxtel and TEN from 2015. From what i can gather reading this, FoxSports will be the broadcaster and TEN will simulcast it. Its a good get for TEN as they need all the sport they can muster.

news.com.au wrote:V8 Supercars signs $241m media rights deal with FOX SPORTS, Foxtel and Ten Network from 2015

V8 SUPERCARS have signed a brand new television rights deal that will see the sport return to Fox Sports and the Ten Network in 2015.

The six-year deal is the biggest media deal inked in the sport's history, Foxtel, FOX SPORTS and Ten securing all media rights including digital platforms for $241 million.

The deal will ensure every minute of practice, qualifying and racing will be broadcast live and in high definition around Australia.

FOX SPORTS CEO Patrick Delany said the multi-million dollar deal will see the sport showcased like never before.

"V8 Supercars have a proud history of innovation," Delany said.

"We relish the opportunity to work with talented V8 Supercars race teams and the team at V8 Supercars TV to give the sport the FOX SPORTS treatment - every minute of practice, qualifying, support categories and the Championship races - all LIVE and in stunning HD.

"We will be there for the fans and we will make no compromises in delivering them the finest coverage. We will focus on innovating coverage to take fans closer to the action, the heroes, the stars and the insights.

"There will be weekly entertainment shows to complement the LIVE race coverage and a massive promotional platform via not only our seven FOX SPORTS channels but the entire Foxtel platform."

The deal will see the sport make use of Foxtel's multiple platforms, allowing fans to watch the sport on the go or from the comfort of their own living rooms.

"Foxtel is delighted to partner with V8 Supercars, Australia's pre-eminent motorsport series," Foxtel CEO and Managing Director Richard Freudenstein said.

"This relationship will significantly strengthen our sports offering and give yet another reason to subscribe to Foxtel.

"Hundreds of thousands of Australians love motorsports and I know that dedicated fans will be delighted that Foxtel and FOX SPORTS will be able to deliver a breadth and depth of coverage of the V8 Supercars Series that they've never seen before.

"Not only will the series be available in amazing High Definition on the Foxtel cable and satellite service, fans will also be able to enjoy all the action on the move with Foxtel Go or with the convenience of Foxtel Play."

Off the back of a record-breaking season for fan interest, V8 CEO James Warburton said the deal represents an opportunity for the sport to grow to unprecedented levels.

"This is a tremendous and significant deal for our sport," Warburton said.

"It is a great boost to our amazing race teams and fans and will lead to unprecedented coverage on multiple platforms for our sport, never before seen on such a scale."

The joint deal with Ten will also ensure the sport will continue to be shown on free-to-air, Ten Network CEO Hamish McLennan delighted to welcome the sport back to his channel.

"V8 Supercars is an iconic Australian sport, reaching into every part of the country," McLennan said.

"James Warburton and his team have big plans to make it even stronger and better.

"I'm personally looking forward to seeing the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and other great V8 Supercars events on Ten," he said.

The deal will see the sport's relationship with current broadcaster Seven, which began in 2007, come to a close.

Warburton thanked the network for its contribution to the sport.

"I would also like to thank Seven and their commitment to the sport since 2007 and of course their continued support for 2014, the final year of our partnership."

Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner said the network will "give the V8s in 2014 everything we've got" in what will be the final year of their contract.

"The Seven Network has been a strong and a positive partner for V8 Supercars over the past seven years," Worner said in a statement.

The six-year deal is the biggest media deal inked in the sport's history, Foxtel, FOX SPORTS and Ten securing all media rights including digital platforms for $241 million.

The deal will ensure every minute of practice, qualifying and racing will be broadcast live and in high definition around Australia.

Off the back of a record-breaking season for fan interest, V8 CEO James Warburton said the deal represents an opportunity for the sport to grow to unprecedented levels.

"This is a tremendous and significant deal for our sport," Warburton said.

"It is a great boost to our amazing race teams and fans and will lead to unprecedented coverage on multiple platforms for our sport, never before seen on such a scale."

FOX SPORTS CEO Patrick Delany said the multi-million dollar deal will see the sport showcased like never before.

"V8 Supercars have a proud history of innovation," Delaney said.

"Every minute of practice, qualifying, support categories and the Championship races - all LIVE and in stunning HD.

"We will be there for the fans and we will make no compromises in delivering them the finest coverage.

"We will focus on innovating coverage to take fans closer to the action, the heroes, the stars and the insights.

"There will be weekly entertainment shows to complement the LIVE race coverage and a massive promotional platform via not only our seven FOX SPORTS channels but the entire Foxtel platform."

The joint deal with Ten will also ensure the sport will continue to be shown on free-to-air, Ten Network CEO Hamish McLennan delighted to welcome the sport back to his channel.

"V8 Supercars is an iconic Australian sport, reaching into every part of the country," McLennan said.

"James Warburton and his team have big plans to make it even stronger and better.

"I'm personally looking forward to seeing the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and other great V8 Supercars events on Ten," he said.

The deal will see the sport's relationship with current broadcaster Seven, which began in 2007, come to a close.

Warburton thanked the network for its contribution to the sport.

"I would also like to thank Seven and their commitment to the sport since 2007 and of course their continued support for 2014, the final year of our partnership."

Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner said the network will "give the V8s in 2014 everything we've got" in what will be the final year of their contract.

"The Seven Network has been a strong and a positive partner for V8 Supercars over the past seven years," Worner said in a statement.

"We put forward an offer for a new television rights agreement that represented a substantial increase on the current rights agreement and one which made financial sense for Seven and V8s and would have ensured its presence on Australia's leading television network for years to come.

"V8 Supercars declined to build on this relationship beyond 2014. However, we look forward to broadcasting V8s next year, the final year of our agreement and leaving the sport in good shape."
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