Crocmedia, Macquarie Radio move for cricket broadcast rights
Crocmedia and the newly revamped Macquarie Sports Radio look set to be involved in Cricket Australia’s new radio broadcast rights deal.
All three networks are set to buy rights to broadcast this summer, and Cricket Australia will announce the new rights holders at week’s end.
The report suggests that Crocmedia and Macquarie Sports Radio could broadcast the Big Bash League as a joint-venture.
Test cricket would be broadcast by both networks in opposition, with Macquarie set to broadcast on its secondary stations like the 2UE in Sydney.
It’s understood that Triple M’s broadcast won’t be replaced by an FM alternative.
The new radio rights deal follows large scale changes in television network broadcasting of the sport for this Summer, with the Seven Network and Fox Sports taking over the rights form long-term holders Nine.