Astra pushes sports rights reform

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Nick Greiner, topper of Oz feevee body Astra, has used its annual meeting to continue to push for the reform of sporting rights.

By law, more than 2,000 events of cultural significance (primarily sports) must air on terrestrial TV and can’t be sold directly to feevee. But the government is proposing a “use-it-or-lose-it” approach. Astra released figures at the annual meeting saying two-thirds of Aussies support this.

“Australians recognize that the existing sports rights regime has been systematically abused by the networks, and they want a use-it-or-lose-it reform with real teeth,” Greiner said at the meeting.

The issue is hotly contested Down Under with feevees calling for reform while the free webs try to maintain the status quo.

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