Controversies over sport, gambling and TV have tended to overshadow changes to the anti-siphoning scheme.
The proposed anti-siphoning changes certainly shift the economic balance from free-to-air to pay-TV, as well as from government intervention in the sport TV market to more open market play.
Paying to watch broadcasts from the Olympics games in Rio this year is a new venture for the Seven Network.
The Seven Network’s decision to offer an additional subscription service for its coverage of the Rio Olympics makes it the first free-to-air broadcaster in Australia to charge for broadcasting sport.
Rupert Murdoch may look to a more sympathetic government for reform to the anti-siphoning list of sporting events.
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