Oceania

LFP Media has turned to Infront to sell its media rights across much of Europe, Asia and Oceania, its second agency distribution agreement in quick succession.

Cricket Australia has filled a key void in its executive team, with the appointment of Ed Sanders as its chief commercial officer.

Basketball Australia is stepping up plans to privatise the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL), with advanced talks having been held with a number of the country's richest business executives.

The Dolphins National Rugby League team has been forced to downgrade its sponsorship agreement with medicinal cannabis sponsor Alternaleaf over breaches of Australian advertising laws,

Sky New Zealand has renewed its International Cricket Council rights from 2024 to 2028, SportBusiness understands

Rugby Australia recorded a A$9.2m (€5.6m/$6m) loss following a four-per-cent decline in revenue for 2023, as the sport’s governing body paid the price for a disappointing Rugby World Cup performance.

The dividends are starting to pay off for Rugby Australia's huge hosting programme as Cadbury has agreed a new six-year sponsorship to be the 'Principal Partner' of the women's national team, the Wallaroos.

Broadcast deals in Australia, Japan and South Korea have been secured for golf’s TGL as the high-profile indoor league prepares to make its long-awaited debut at the start of 2025.

UFC will make its Saudi Arabia debut in June, three months later than envisaged after local organisers pushed back on the promotion's original plans to launch with a weak card.

The organiser of the A-Leagues has avoided a television blackout by striking an eleventh hour production deal with NEP after incumbent Global Advance entered administration.

Two Australian National Rugby League teams, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs, have agreed to extend a block on betting sponsorship for a further three years.

New Zealand’s National Basketball League (NBL) has claimed what it believes is a world-first, with a weekly match to be streamed live globally on social media platform TikTok during the 2024 season.

The venue infrastructure plan for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games is set for a significant overhaul after the Queensland Government elected to scrap a planned major redevelopment of the Gabba and reject a review committee’s recommendation to build a new “world class stadium”.

Singaporean telco Singtel is considering disposing of a significant stake in its Australian business Optus to a Canadian private equity firm, but plans for a full sale have been vehemently denied by the firm.

National Rugby League (NRL) team The Dolphins has become the first sports team in Australia to have a medicinal cannabis sponsor in Alternaleaf.

Australia is the favourite to host the 2026 AFC Women’s Asian Cup following the withdrawal of Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia from the bidding race.

Australasia's National Rugby League will find itself in its strongest-ever financial position when it comes to negotiate its next domestic media-rights deal, after reporting record revenues topping A$700m (€424m/$458m).

Sky New Zealand is considering an increased role for free-to-air coverage of sports events it acquires rights to, with the exclusivity balance to be “part of the conversation” during rugby rights negotiations lat…