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Foxtel lays off sports staff

A general view of Fox Footy television cameras during an AFL media opportunity at Fox Sports Studio on August 30, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Australian pay-television broadcaster Foxtel yesterday announced it was laying off 200 staff and furloughing 140 more until the end of June, with chief executive Patrick Delany calling this week the "toughest in Foxtel's history".

Media news website Mumbrella reported that the Fox Sports pay-television channels and Kayo Sports OTT platform were among the Foxtel divisions hit by redundancies.

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