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FREE TV COMMENT ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTERIM ANTI-SIPHONING LIST 
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Free TV Australia welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it will extend the anti-siphoning list which is due to expire at the end of the month.
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FREE TV STATEMENT ON ANTI-SIPHONING LIST
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Free TV Australia today notes the Government’s announcement on the future of the anti-siphoning list.
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AUSTRALIANS LOVE SPORT ON FREE TV
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
The Australian public has demonstrated the high value they place on free coverage of major sporting events through an overwhelming response to Free TV Australia’s Keep Sport Free campaign. During the initial four week campaign 60,267 people signed the online petition to keep sport on Free TV.
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FREE TV CALLS FOR LISTED SPORTS TO BE SHOWN ON FREE-TO-AIR DIGITAL MULTI-CHANNELS
Friday, 16 October 2009
Free TV Australia has today called for an end to the ban on listed sports on free-to-air digital multi-channels. Wayne Goss, Chairman of Free TV said, "The public policy principle underlying the antisiphoning rules remains sound; that all Australians are able to watch major sporting events on TV for free". Mr Goss added, "The current review is a great opportunity to allow more sport on television".
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KEEP SPORT FREE
Friday, 18 September 2009
Australian television viewers are being urged to help Keep Sport Free on TV in a new campaign from Free TV Australia.
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FREE TV CALLS FOR MORE SPORT ON FREE-TO-VIEW DIGITAL CHANNELS
Friday, 21 August 2009
Free TV Australia today called for an end to the ban on listed sports being shown on digital multi-channels.

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TEN NETWORK LAUNCHES AUSTRALIA'S FIRST FREE-TO-AIR 24HR SPORTS CHANNEL
Friday, 6 February 2009
Network Ten kicks off Australia's first free-to-air 24-hr sports channel, ONE, with an exciting program of top sporting action.
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FOOTY FINALS AND ELITE NETBALL STILL FREE TO MILLIONS OF HOMES
Friday, 19 September 2008
The pay TV lobby's latest, predictable attack on the anti-siphoning list proves once again it will go to any lengths to force Australian viewers to pay for sport.
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OLYMPIC GAMES COVERAGE PROVES A WINNER WITH AUSTRALIAN TV AUDIENCES
Friday, 29 August 2008
Peak industry body Free TV Australia said today that official ratings data for the Olympic Games reaffirms the popularity of sport on free-to-air television with Australian viewers.

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SPORTS VIEWING UP IN 2008
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
It was never in doubt, but Australians have once again proved their love of sport on free-to-air with increases recorded in the television ratings for sports broadcasts. In 2008, viewing of sport is up more than three per cent compared to the same period last year.
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ACMA REPORT CONFIRMS THAT THERE IS NO HOARDING OF SPORT ON FREE TV
Wednesday, 25 April 2007
The latest Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) report on the use of sporting rights held by Free TV broadcasters demonstrates that there is no hoarding of rights.
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SPORT ON FREE TV STILL AT RISK
Wednesday, 20 December 2006
The Federal government’s ‘use it or lose it’ guidelines for sports on the anti-siphoning list have failed to provide certainty for viewers. Free TV CEO, Julie Flynn, said “it is disappointing that the new guidelines do nothing to reassure Australian sports fans that in the future they will not be forced to pay for sports they currently see for free.”
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AUSSIE VIEWERS BIG WINNERS IN 2ND ASHES TEST
Wednesday, 6 December 2006
Australian cricket lovers have been the big winners in the second test match of the Ashes series, with huge numbers tuning in for the exciting conclusion of the game. The audience for yesterday’s excitement peaked just after 7pm (EDT) with 2.9 million tuned in to Nine’s live coverage. The average audience for the last hour of play was 2.5 million viewers*.
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ENGLISH ALREADY THE LOSERS IN ASHES TEST SERIES
Monday, 20 November 2006
While Australian viewers can enjoy watching the 2006–2007 Ashes test cricket series on free-to-air television, English fans will not be so lucky. They will have to pay to watch the series or miss out because the Ashes cricket has been taken off the British sports anti-siphoning list.
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VIEWERS FIGHT FOR SPORT ON FREE TV
Friday, 3 November 2006
Over 50,000 viewers have voted in the Save My Sport online poll and 94% of them do not want to pay to watch sport on television.
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AUSTRALIAN VIEWERS WANT TO KEEP SPORT FREE
Tuesday, 31 October 2006
Australian television viewers have responded in record numbers to the Save My Sport campaign designed to ensure that Australians are able to continue to see major sporting events for free. Almost 50,000 people have voted in the online poll, with an overwhelming majority calling for important sports events to remain free on television.
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THE PRINCIPLE OF “USE IT OR LOSE IT” RULES NOT IN DISPUTE
Wednesday, 4 October 2006
Free TV Australia has dismissed the latest effort by the pay TV industry to undermine the access of all Australians to sport on free-to-air television.
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FREE TV KICKS OFF SAVEMYSPORT CAMPAIGN
Wednesday, 27 September 2006
Tonight Free TV Australia kicks off a campaign called savemysport to keep sport on television the way Australians want it – free.
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FOOTY CODES GANG TACKLE SPORTS FANS

Thursday, 21 September 2006
Today’s attack on the antisiphoning list by some footy codes is just the latest attempt to force viewers to pay for sports they currently see for free.
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FREE TV NETWORKS DO NOT “HOARD” SPORTING EVENTS
Friday, 1 September 2006
The pay TV lobby's false and spurious claim that Free TV networks "hoard" sporting events is designed to do one thing only: force the 75% of Australians who can’t afford or choose not to take pay TV pay to watch sport on television.
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FREE TV REJECTS FOXTEL STATEMENT
Wednesday, 24 August 2006
“The situation with the AFL rights negotiations has nothing to do with anti-siphoning and everything to do with the fact that Foxtel wants there to be less sport on free-to-air television and to force viewers to pay to see games they currently get for free,” Free TV CEO Julie Flynn said today.
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WOMEN CATCH THE SPORT BUG IN 2006
Tuesday, 15 August 2006
Australian women have caught the sport bug leading strong growth in viewing of sports programs on free-to-air commercial television in 2006.
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