Sydney transmission on Sunday 5-7 pm
Perth transmission 5-7 pm. Considering that 5 PM WST is 7 PM EST the program has been delayed 2 hours.
If you look at the program guide you will find that nearly everything is delayed by 3 hours in summer and 2 hours in winter.
Except that the Friday games were shown live into Perth (just like in Sydney) and the Sunday games are delayed in Sydney (just like in Perth). Unlike the 'popular' AFL which is delayed on Friday nights into Perth.
I do not know about NRL, but the AFL generally makes broadcast rights to the broadcaster who offers the biggest offer. The anti-syphoning legislation is to prevent pay TV from buying the most popular programs. NRL is not popular at all in states outside of NSW & Qld.
And the legislation makes no accommodation as to state based differences in the 'popularity' of sports.
If you look at the Foxtel program guide they also have live games. This will be part of the deal with the NRL.
Yes. Something that is not 'part of the deal with the NRL' is getting an anti-siphoning list exemption to allow the broadcast of NRL regular season matches on multichannels.
Whilst Nine management is thanking the Minister, the minister thinks so little of this that he has not made a media release on this topic where as he has plenty of other media releases.
Perhaps because these exemptions are now considered the norm because they are in line with the intended application of the laws currently before parliament that would put the NRL regular season matches on Tier B of the anti-siphoning list, which allows the broadcast on SDTV and HDTV multi-channelled broadcasts, unlike events on Tier A which would continue to have the current restriction on being on the main channel (or core broadcasting service), a restriction maintained after the switchoff of analogue television (a point at which one SDTV service has to be nominated as the core broadcasting service, which then attracts both the anti-siphoning tier A restrictions, as well as local content and closed captioning requirements).
Do you understand any of this? Or are you going to continue to spew uninformed statements without any attempt at factual accuracy?
Go for moe,
Those subclauses may say that however the main description of the anti-syphoning clauses is to prevent pay TV taking the most popular sporting broadcasts from free to air. If pay TV don't want the program then FTA can show it on any channel in the multiplex of that broadcaster. These clauses only apply if Pay TV want to buy this program. Since Foxtel cannot prevent reception in NSW and Qld in those areas the rules apply. This is why its in SD in NSW & Qld.
The exemptions provided and the common practice under the proposed new laws mean that there is nothing legally preventing the NRL regular season matches being shown exclusively on Gem or Go! in NSW and Queensland. Previously to the exemption, there was a strict requirement that meant the sport had to be shown on the main channel first - the exemption removes that requirement with no conditions attached.
The intention of the anti-siphoning laws are to give access to certain sports to viewers of free to air television - the 'popularity' or whether Pay television 'wants' a program is not part of the legislation, neither is some arbitrary state division of the football codes.
Say for a moment you're actually right, then surely Ten wouldn't have been required to show the Diamonds netball matches live on Ten instead of exclusively on One HD like they did with the regular ANZ Championship matches. International and Domestic Netball were both previously on the ABC, surely about the only example of something on the anti-siphoning list that you could even remotely suggest Foxtel 'didn't want'. Even then, the law was still in effect and the anti-siphoned coverage of international netball matches meant that Ten broadcast the matches first. Netball's not 'popular' anywhere, so surely it also fails your arbitrary 'popularity' test for whether something is required to be on the core SDTV service.
But of course you're not right. I challenge you to prove it. Show me the section of the legislation that establishes a 'if Foxtel don't want it' test that removes events from the requirement to be shown on a main channel first. Do so, and I'll retract all my comments and never post on this site again.
Edited by GoForMoe, 31 March 2012 - 05:12 PM.