Premier Media Group
is a 50/50 joint venture of News Corporation
and Consolidated Media Holdings
and is Australia’s leading sports producer and broadcaster. It owns Australian subscription TV channels Fox Sports
, How To Channel
and FUEL TV
and a range of video, text and statistical content for television, mobile phone and online delivery.
<!-- News Corporation gained full ownership in 1998, until Publishing & Broadcasting Limited
gained 50%. -->
Fox Sports broadcasts an average of around 20 hours of live sport per day into 2 million homes around Australia on subscription television with six million potential viewers through Foxtel, Austar and Optus TV. Premier Media Group also produces a dedicated Fox Sports News TV mobile phone channel. The Fox Sports channels are also available in more than 3,600 hotels and licensed venues as well as 190,000 hotel rooms throughout Australia.
Fox Sports currently has broadcast rights for the AFL, NRL, A-League, Socceroos, Super 14, Wallaby tests, domestic and international cricket, all four Golf Majors, three of the four Tennis Grand Slams (did not reach agreement with Channel 7
for 2010 Australian Open), and motorsport.
On September 20 2010, PMG that Speed will be joining their channel lineup from November 1.
On March 1 2011, HOW TO Channel
closed and was replaced by XYZ Networks
channel LifeStyle Home