Foxtel & Ten Facing MultiMillion Dollar Problem If OZ Quits C Weath Games

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Foxtel and Ten face multimillion bills if the Australian team pull out of the Commonwealth Games. Both networks have already invested millions in the event with Foxtel already setting up several exclusive HD channels for the event.

24 hours after a bridge collapsed and 27 workers injured a portion of false ceiling in the Commonwealth Games weightlifting venue in Delhi has caved in near the same sports complex.
It’s also been revealed that wild dog’s and vagrants got access to the C’Wealth Games Athletes Accommodation making some of the rooms unliveable.
  Ten officially won the rights from the Organising Committee for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games two years ago as part of a competitive bid process, shortly later they announced a partnership with Foxtel  to broadcast the 2010 Commonwealth Games, from October 3 to 14.
Already several athletes including have pulled out of the event, including members of the Australian and English teams. Others are expected to follow. The Chairman of England’s athletics team said the entire squad’s participation was “on a knife-edge”.
Sir Andrew Foster, the chairman of Commonwealth Games England said the competition faces a “critical 24 to 48 hours” following ongoing problems with the athletes’ village. Scotland team officials have delayed their departure to Delhi, having yesterday described their accommodation as “unsafe and unfit for human habitation”.
Under this landmark partnership agreement TEN and FOXTEL will share all broadcast rights, allowing both Ten and Foxtel to broadcast simultaneous live coverage of all events. Both networks will have coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, with Ten exclusively live.
Last night the head of the Commonwealth Games rushed to New Delhi for emergency talks after the ceiling collapse.
Commonwealth Games Federation president Mike Fennell has requested a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Security fears were heightened at the weekend when two tourists were wounded by gunmen on a motorcycle near the Jama Masjid mosque in the capital.
The local organising committee has insisted that the city will be ready in time and the Games will go ahead.
Both Ten and Foxtel are refusing to comment at this stage on what their options are if major teams or leading athletes pull out of the games due to security fears.
Should the Australian team decide to not attend the event both Ten and Foxtel could have a “flop” on their hands say observers.
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