Cricket Australia – Paramount has emerged as the favorite to sign the one-day internationals, test matches, men’s and women’s Major League Soccer’s two Twenty20 tournaments in a seven-year, $1 billion bid. .

Paramount beat out Seven West Media and Foxtel, both of which said they were unwilling to match Paramount’s offer following the recent lack of television ratings for Australia’s Test series and poor audiences for BBL games.

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In 2021, Paramount owner ViacomCBS signed a five-year, $155.5 million deal with the A-League and W-League, Australia’s men’s and women’s soccer leagues.

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For the third quarter ended Sept. 30, Paramount+ reported 46 million subscribers. The service, which launched in March 2021, added 4.6 million subscribers in the third quarter, but lost 1.9 million.

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Non-necessary cookies are cookies that are not specifically necessary for the website to function and are used specifically to collect personal information about users through analytics, advertising and other published content. It is mandatory to obtain user consent before running these cookies on your site. Cricket Australia (CA) has extended its broadcast partnership with Foxtel Group and Seven West Media for a record seven more years of media rights. Australian cricket.

Under the deal, Foxtel Group (Fox Sports and streaming service on Foxtel, Kayo Sports), Seven and 7plus will broadcast Australia’s men’s and women’s internationals, as well as the WBBL and BBL until 2031.

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Under the new deal, the BBL will be reduced from its current 61-game schedule to 43, allowing for increased player availability, a higher proportion of key games and tighter alignment with school holidays.

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The deal is a 10.5 percent annual increase under the six-year contract signed in 2018 and a 16 percent increase under the previous deal on comparable volumes.

On average, the number of international matches per year is in line with the current agreement, with India and England improving the schedule of men’s and women’s matches.

] “We are delighted to continue our broadcast partnership with Foxtel Group and Seven under an expanded agreement,” Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley announced. “The quality and reach of Foxtel Group and Seven’s cricket production is first class and the excellent service they provide to cricket fans has been an important consideration in our decision to continue this successful partnership.”

“The breadth and quality of cricket that will be played in Australia next summer is incredible and we look forward to working with our partners to promote and develop cricket by encouraging more kids to pick up bat and ball. This is also an important commercial result. For Cricket Australia as a whole. and we will continue to broadcast important community programmes, support volunteers and increase participation to keep cricket strong. We sincerely thank all broadcasters involved in this process. The level of interest in cricket once again highlighted the stability. The value of cricket and its place in the hearts of Australians,” Hockley added.

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“With cricket rights secured for the next seven years, Foxtel Group remains the undisputed home of Australia’s most popular and premium sport,” Foxtel Group CEO Patrick Delaney said. “This expansion is great news for our more than 4.6 million subscribers, who will see the world-class talent and production teams at Fox Sports continue the same magic they have at Foxtel and Kayo Sports.”

Delaney continued. “Foxtel Group is the home of cricket in Australia and we are proud of the role our investment has played in helping to elevate the sport to the premier elite level for more than two decades. Combined with our investment in innovation and multi-sport environments. At Foxtel 4K and Kayo Sports, we deliver the fan experience and support the further growth and development of cricket in Australia. This renewed partnership with Cricket Australia will bring the best global competitions and matches with the International Cricket Council, IPL and cricket boards. various countries, including New Zealand, England, South Africa and India to demonstrate, complement our multi-year agreements across the country.”

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Cricket Australia through 2030-31,” added James Warburton, director and chief executive of West West Media Management. “The comprehensive package of cricket digital rights for 7plus will give our viewers access to cricket, live and free, for the first time. The combined broadcast and digital rights for both cricket and AFL will mean sevens and 7+ will be the home of the sporting year. Cricket Australia CEO I would like to thank Nick Hockley and the Cricket Australia team for their continued efforts in running cricket and in particular the improvements to the BBL. We look forward to the development of Test cricket, women’s internationals and the BBL. and the WBBL with Cricket Australia.”

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“This deal is a win-win for Sevens viewers and cricket fans alike as the best Test cricket, women’s internationals, BBL and WBBL matches are guaranteed live and free-to-air on Sevens and Sevens Plus,” commented Lewis Martin, Melbourne Sevens the director and head of net sports. “Our expanded partnership with Cricket Australia will bring seven summers of cricket into a new era, reaching new audiences through digital channels and bringing fans all the competition, great entertainment and world-class talent they love.”

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CA’s statement came a day after the Taliban’s cultural commissioner, Ahmadullah Wasiq, said women should not play cricket.

Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday it will not host the Afghanistan men’s team next month unless women are allowed to play under Taliban rule.

“Promoting the development of women’s cricket around the world is incredibly important to Cricket Australia. Our vision of cricket is that it is a sport for all and we support the game equally for women at all levels,” CA said.

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“Given recent media reports that women’s cricket will not be supported in Afghanistan, Cricket Australia will have no choice but to not host Afghanistan for the Test match in Hobart.”

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“And while we would love to see the likes of Rashid Khan against Australia, if Roya Samim and his teammates are denied the same opportunity to play, this Test match cannot be considered,” it said.

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“We call on international sporting authorities, including the International Cricket Council, to stand against this appalling decision.”

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Jan 12 () — The Australian men’s team has pulled out of the one-day international (ODI) series against Afghanistan in March following further restrictions on the rights of women and girls imposed by the Taliban, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.

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