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NRL calls for sport broadcast overhaul

NRL calls for sport broadcast overhaul

A controversial overhaul of Australia’s anti-siphoning laws, which grant free-to-air television channels first dibs on broadcasting rights for major sporting events, should be amended to allow all free video platforms to negotiate broadcast deals, the NRL says. Fronting a Senate inquiry into new legislation which proposes to stop streaming services from outbidding free-to-air television networks,...

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New laws to prevent ‘iconic’ sport moments slipping behind paywalls

New laws to prevent ‘iconic’ sport moments slipping behind paywalls

New laws are being proposed to prevent iconic Australian sporting events from slipping behind online paywalls. Key points: The anti-siphoning scheme prevents subscription television from gaining rights to broadcast an event before free-to-air television has the opportunity to acquire those rights The scheme currently does not incorporate online streaming services Sports included on the list include...