Original article by Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 30 : 15-Jul-19
The federal government is reviewing a ruling that online live streaming of TV and radio content is not subject to the Broadcasting Services Act. The ministerial determination was made in 2000 by former Communications Minister Richard Alston, and it is slated to expire on 1 October 2019. Amongst other things, scrapping the distinction between live streaming and broadcasting may impact on the cost of sports rights, given that the online and TV rights to sports such as the AFL and NRL are currently sold separately.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS, AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE, NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, SEVEN NETWORK LIMITED, NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA LIMITED, TEN NETWORK HOLDINGS LIMITED, NETFLIX INCORPORATED, STAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY LTD, PHONOGRAPHIC PERFORMANCE COMPANY OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED, COMMERCIAL RADIO AUSTRALIA LIMITED, APPLE MUSIC, SPOTIFY LIMITED, WIN CORPORATION PTY LTD