Australian free-to-air TV call for sport anti-siphoning laws extended to internet

The ABC and commercial free-to-air broadcasters have called on the federal government to extend the sports broadcast anti-siphoning scheme — which governs how sporting codes are televised in Australia — to cover new media proliferating on the internet.The contentious, arguably ambit, claim is among the 330 submissions to the Sport on Television review of “the anti-siphoning scheme in the contemporary digital environment” being undertaken by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.To read this report from The Australian in full, see:,25197,26290333-7582,00.html

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