PRODUCTION COSTS FOR SPORT TELEVISION PROGRAMS
The ABS (2013d) publication Film, Television and Digital Games, Australia, 2011–12 (cat. no. 8679.0) contains information about key industries engaged in television broadcasting, film and video production and post-production, and digital game development activities.
Production costs for sport television programs were $430.0m in 2011–12. This includes live or delayed first release broadcast for competitive sport, and programs such as sporting previews, summaries, and talk in which replays of events are incidental. Note that this figure does not include sports news bulletins.