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For Stephen Conroy, Australia’s gambling culture doesn’t seem to be a major issue, with the Communications Minister arranging a deal with the television industry to allow betting agencies to continue promoting live odds during sports broadcasts.
Baseball Australia (BA) and IMG Sports Technology Group (IMG STG) have established a partnership that will see IMG STG become the sole technology provider for the sport. The agreement will see BA receive a range of technological options designed to help the overall growth of Baseball within Australia through providing administrative assistance.
Last week’s round seven match between the Geelong Cats and Essendon at Etihad Stadium was the most-watched Friday night game in AFL history since OzTam ratings began in 2001, drawing a total audience of 1.545 million viewers across free to air and subscription television.
The telecast rights for the Ryobi Cup and the Sheffield Shield final are under threat as a result of the new media rights deal currently being negotiated by Cricket Australia (CA) and the various TV networks, with Twenty20 cricket again being the major focus for prospective telecasters.
Fox Sports has today signed a broadcast deal with GlobeCast Australia to use high-definition, wireless miniature camera technology in their coverage, providing viewers with new innovative insights into a wide variety of sports.