UK communications regulator OFCOM has confirmed no investigation will be launched into YouView (formerly Project Canvas) the new IPTV on-demand service from the UK’s free-to-air networks. According to guardian.co.uk, YouView will launch in the first half of next year and target the 7 million Freeview households that have a broadband connection. YouView’s seven partners include British… Continue reading YouView safe for now from UK regulator
In what could be sneak peak of upcoming changes to the Anti-siphoning laws, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy has announced that during the Commonwealth Games, the anti-siphoning list will be relaxed. The rule change will allow Network Ten to have continuous, live free-to-air coverage of the 2010 Commonwealth Games from… Continue reading Conroy’s Anti-siphoning game plan becomes clearer
The AFL Grand Final is back for a second outing this weekend with the Seven Network once again broadcasting the match and beginning their coverage from 12pm this Saturday. The network will no doubt be hoping to build on the 2.76 million who tuned in last weekend for the broadcast. The network should expect a… Continue reading AFL Grand Final Replay is a win for Seven
On the eve of the AFL and NRL Grand Finals more news is trickling out about the possible reforms to the Anti-siphnoning regime before the expiry of the current Anti-siphoning list at the end of this year. Both the Australian newspaper and the SMH this week have reported that new Anti-siphoning rules are on the… Continue reading Sports broadcasting in Australia is set to change
At 7:30 tonight the ABC will flick the switch on their new free-to-air digital only channel, ABC NEWS 24. The channel will be available on the now defunct ABC HD with a simulcast of the launch program for the new station available on ABC1. In the midst of a hotly contested Federal election the long… Continue reading ABC v Sky News Australia: Round 1
The Australian Government in 2009 requested submissions for the review of the Anti-Siphoning legislation. However, there is still no response from Minister for Communications Senator Stephen Conroy on the outcome of the review. It seems a response from the government is now unlikely until after any election. This delay is dangerous and could have a… Continue reading Still waiting for Anti-siphoning announcement…
Yesterday’s deal between Hybrid TV and Disney Media Distribution confirmed that the next decade is the decade of choice for the consumer. The agreement, Disney’s first foray into a Video on Demand in the Southern Hemisphere, will lift Hybrid TV’s CASPA On-Demand offering to over 200 programs and 2000 hours of TV viewing on-demand. CASPA… Continue reading Disney Dances with CASPA!
Extract fromÂ a research paper Â by the author of this website titled: â€˜The effectiveness and relevance of Australia’s Anti-Siphoning laws in today’s television environment.â€™ The Anti-siphoning laws reside at s115 of the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA). This section empowers the Minister (currently the for Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) to publish… Continue reading What are the anti-siphoning laws?
As reported in yesterday’s Australian newspaper, One HD has signed four sponsors for the entire F1 season for the first time in its history. According the the Australian newspaper, bothÂ Harvey Norman and Enzed have renewed their sponsorships, while Bridgestone has gone from a spot buyer to be a season package holder. Joining last year’s… Continue reading One HD signs sponsors as Alonso wins Bahrain F1 GP
Media Release from IMG: The Australian Masters announced today a multi-year broadcast partnership with the Nine Network and FOX SPORTS In 2009, Nine will broadcast live coverage from Kingston Heath Golf Club on each of the four days with FOX SPORTS also providing live coverage on pay television. Nine will also incorporate The Today Show… Continue reading Nine & Foxtel Knock on Wood!