26 Apr 2004 14:55:38
rob moody
foxtel and cricket

The current Australian Cricket Team's tours of Sri-Lanka and Zimbabwe are
covered by the anti-siphoning list. So were the Australian Cricket Team's
tours of the West Indies earlier in 1999, and the 1998 tours of India,
Pakistan and Bangladesh. The fact is, tours of this type have never received
live free-to-air coverage in Australia. So why are they on the list?

The Pay TV channel FOX Sports is showing the Sri-Lanka/Zimbabwe tours live
and ball-by-ball, as it has done with each of the West Indies, Indian,
Pakistan and Bangladesh tours, giving Australians the only chance they have
ever had to see this cricket live on TV. Yet to get to this point, FOX
Sports had to go through the arduous process of waiting for the
free-to-air's to pick over the rights and decide, eventually, they did not
want them. FOX Sports, which is the main sports channel carried by FOXTEL,
then had to ask the Communications Minister to de-list these events, which
he has done a short time before the start of these events. However, despite
the Minister's helpful action on these de-listing requests, the fact is that
FOX Sports and FOXTEL face unnecessary hurdles to properly promote and
televise these events because of the anti-siphoning rules. Neither the
interests of the sport, nor its fans, are well served by this process.





26 Apr 2004 16:51:32
witt
Re: foxtel and cricket

In article <[email protected] >, rob moody
<[email protected] > wrote:

> The current Australian Cricket Team's tours of Sri-Lanka and Zimbabwe are
> covered by the anti-siphoning list. So were the Australian Cricket Team's
> tours of the West Indies earlier in 1999, and the 1998 tours of India,
> Pakistan and Bangladesh. The fact is, tours of this type have never received
> live free-to-air coverage in Australia. So why are they on the list?
>
> The Pay TV channel FOX Sports is showing the Sri-Lanka/Zimbabwe tours live
> and ball-by-ball, as it has done with each of the West Indies, Indian,
> Pakistan and Bangladesh tours, giving Australians the only chance they have
> ever had to see this cricket live on TV. Yet to get to this point, FOX
> Sports had to go through the arduous process of waiting for the
> free-to-air's to pick over the rights and decide, eventually, they did not
> want them. FOX Sports, which is the main sports channel carried by FOXTEL,
> then had to ask the Communications Minister to de-list these events, which
> he has done a short time before the start of these events. However, despite
> the Minister's helpful action on these de-listing requests, the fact is that
> FOX Sports and FOXTEL face unnecessary hurdles to properly promote and
> televise these events because of the anti-siphoning rules. Neither the
> interests of the sport, nor its fans, are well served by this process.
>
>
You're not Foxtel's media man, are u?


26 Apr 2004 18:39:00
rob moody
Re: foxtel and cricket


"witt" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:260420041651321668%[email protected]
> In article <[email protected]>, rob moody
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > The current Australian Cricket Team's tours of Sri-Lanka and Zimbabwe
are
> > covered by the anti-siphoning list. So were the Australian Cricket
Team's
> > tours of the West Indies earlier in 1999, and the 1998 tours of India,
> > Pakistan and Bangladesh. The fact is, tours of this type have never
received
> > live free-to-air coverage in Australia. So why are they on the list?
> >
> > The Pay TV channel FOX Sports is showing the Sri-Lanka/Zimbabwe tours
live
> > and ball-by-ball, as it has done with each of the West Indies, Indian,
> > Pakistan and Bangladesh tours, giving Australians the only chance they
have
> > ever had to see this cricket live on TV. Yet to get to this point, FOX
> > Sports had to go through the arduous process of waiting for the
> > free-to-air's to pick over the rights and decide, eventually, they did
not
> > want them. FOX Sports, which is the main sports channel carried by
FOXTEL,
> > then had to ask the Communications Minister to de-list these events,
which
> > he has done a short time before the start of these events. However,
despite
> > the Minister's helpful action on these de-listing requests, the fact is
that
> > FOX Sports and FOXTEL face unnecessary hurdles to properly promote and
> > televise these events because of the anti-siphoning rules. Neither the
> > interests of the sport, nor its fans, are well served by this process.
> >
> >
> You're not Foxtel's media man, are u?

hell no!! Just a concerned cricket nut who wants to see NZ v Eng next month
and am trying to understand the process.




26 Apr 2004 19:42:10
Will Sutton
Re: foxtel and cricket


"rob moody" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "witt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:260420041651321668%[email protected]
> > In article <[email protected]>, rob moody
> > <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > > The current Australian Cricket Team's tours of Sri-Lanka and Zimbabwe
> are
> > > covered by the anti-siphoning list. So were the Australian Cricket
> Team's
> > > tours of the West Indies earlier in 1999, and the 1998 tours of India,
> > > Pakistan and Bangladesh. The fact is, tours of this type have never
> received
> > > live free-to-air coverage in Australia. So why are they on the list?
> > >
> > > The Pay TV channel FOX Sports is showing the Sri-Lanka/Zimbabwe tours
> live
> > > and ball-by-ball, as it has done with each of the West Indies, Indian,
> > > Pakistan and Bangladesh tours, giving Australians the only chance they
> have
> > > ever had to see this cricket live on TV. Yet to get to this point, FOX
> > > Sports had to go through the arduous process of waiting for the
> > > free-to-air's to pick over the rights and decide, eventually, they did
> not
> > > want them. FOX Sports, which is the main sports channel carried by
> FOXTEL,
> > > then had to ask the Communications Minister to de-list these events,
> which
> > > he has done a short time before the start of these events. However,
> despite
> > > the Minister's helpful action on these de-listing requests, the fact
is
> that
> > > FOX Sports and FOXTEL face unnecessary hurdles to properly promote and
> > > televise these events because of the anti-siphoning rules. Neither the
> > > interests of the sport, nor its fans, are well served by this process.
> > >
> > >
> > You're not Foxtel's media man, are u?
>
> hell no!! Just a concerned cricket nut who wants to see NZ v Eng next
month
> and am trying to understand the process.
>
>

Surely the NV v Eng wouldn't be covered by the anti-siphoning list as it
does
not involve Australia.




26 Apr 2004 22:11:18
rob moody
Re: foxtel and cricket


"Will Sutton" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "rob moody" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> >
> > "witt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:260420041651321668%[email protected]
> > > In article <[email protected]>, rob moody
> > > <[email protected]> wrote:
> > >
> > > > The current Australian Cricket Team's tours of Sri-Lanka and
Zimbabwe
> > are
> > > > covered by the anti-siphoning list. So were the Australian Cricket
> > Team's
> > > > tours of the West Indies earlier in 1999, and the 1998 tours of
India,
> > > > Pakistan and Bangladesh. The fact is, tours of this type have never
> > received
> > > > live free-to-air coverage in Australia. So why are they on the list?
> > > >
> > > > The Pay TV channel FOX Sports is showing the Sri-Lanka/Zimbabwe
tours
> > live
> > > > and ball-by-ball, as it has done with each of the West Indies,
Indian,
> > > > Pakistan and Bangladesh tours, giving Australians the only chance
they
> > have
> > > > ever had to see this cricket live on TV. Yet to get to this point,
FOX
> > > > Sports had to go through the arduous process of waiting for the
> > > > free-to-air's to pick over the rights and decide, eventually, they
did
> > not
> > > > want them. FOX Sports, which is the main sports channel carried by
> > FOXTEL,
> > > > then had to ask the Communications Minister to de-list these events,
> > which
> > > > he has done a short time before the start of these events. However,
> > despite
> > > > the Minister's helpful action on these de-listing requests, the fact
> is
> > that
> > > > FOX Sports and FOXTEL face unnecessary hurdles to properly promote
and
> > > > televise these events because of the anti-siphoning rules. Neither
the
> > > > interests of the sport, nor its fans, are well served by this
process.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > You're not Foxtel's media man, are u?
> >
> > hell no!! Just a concerned cricket nut who wants to see NZ v Eng next
> month
> > and am trying to understand the process.
> >
> >
>
> Surely the NV v Eng wouldn't be covered by the anti-siphoning list as it
> does
> not involve Australia.

no, but it does clash with Z v A.




27 Apr 2004 11:21:56
witt
Re: foxtel and cricket

> >
> > Surely the NV v Eng wouldn't be covered by the anti-siphoning list as it
> > does
> > not involve Australia.
>
> no, but it does clash with Z v A.
>
If they go ahead its unlikely they'll last 5 days...I may be wrong....


27 Apr 2004 03:25:19
Colin Kynoch
Re: foxtel and cricket

On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 18:39:00 +1000, "rob moody"
<[email protected] > parted their butt cheeks and let rip with
this:

>
>"witt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:260420041651321668%[email protected]
>> In article <[email protected]>, rob moody
>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> > The current Australian Cricket Team's tours of Sri-Lanka and Zimbabwe
>are
>> > covered by the anti-siphoning list. So were the Australian Cricket
>Team's
>> > tours of the West Indies earlier in 1999, and the 1998 tours of India,
>> > Pakistan and Bangladesh. The fact is, tours of this type have never
>received
>> > live free-to-air coverage in Australia. So why are they on the list?
>> >
>> > The Pay TV channel FOX Sports is showing the Sri-Lanka/Zimbabwe tours
>live
>> > and ball-by-ball, as it has done with each of the West Indies, Indian,
>> > Pakistan and Bangladesh tours, giving Australians the only chance they
>have
>> > ever had to see this cricket live on TV. Yet to get to this point, FOX
>> > Sports had to go through the arduous process of waiting for the
>> > free-to-air's to pick over the rights and decide, eventually, they did
>not
>> > want them. FOX Sports, which is the main sports channel carried by
>FOXTEL,
>> > then had to ask the Communications Minister to de-list these events,
>which
>> > he has done a short time before the start of these events. However,
>despite
>> > the Minister's helpful action on these de-listing requests, the fact is
>that
>> > FOX Sports and FOXTEL face unnecessary hurdles to properly promote and
>> > televise these events because of the anti-siphoning rules. Neither the
>> > interests of the sport, nor its fans, are well served by this process.
>> >
>> >
>> You're not Foxtel's media man, are u?
>
>hell no!! Just a concerned cricket nut who wants to see NZ v Eng next month
>and am trying to understand the process.

NZ v Eng isn't covered by anti-siphoning law.

Colin Kynoch


27 Apr 2004 17:34:56
Lindsay
Re: foxtel and cricket


"rob moody" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
<snipped >

Agreed re anti-siphoning list. I'd like another fox sports channel though,
at times the 2 channels are simply not enough to cover live all the events
foxtel has rights to cover, for example the India Pakistan series was never
a chance of being picked up live because there was nowhere to put it.

Lindsay




29 Apr 2004 22:55:04
Craig Sutton
Re: foxtel and cricket


"Lindsay" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "rob moody" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> <snipped>
>
> Agreed re anti-siphoning list. I'd like another fox sports channel though,
> at times the 2 channels are simply not enough to cover live all the events
> foxtel has rights to cover, for example the India Pakistan series was
never
> a chance of being picked up live because there was nowhere to put it.
>
Thats crap... Foxtel could easily put on a 3rd sports channel on the fly.
Sky NZ does when there is a Sports clash.