Under the current anti-siphoning scheme:
The Minister for Communications determines the anti-siphoning list.
The anti-siphoning scheme does not:
reserve the broadcast rights to listed events solely for free-to-air broadcasters
oblige free-to-air broadcasters to buy the rights to events on the list
guarantee free-to-air broadcasters exclusive rights to events on the list
compel free-to-air broadcasters that acquire the rights to listed events to broadcast the events live, in full or at all.
The ACMA has general monitoring, compliance and investigation functions for the anti-siphoning scheme under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
Compliance with the anti-siphoning provisions is a licence condition on subscription TV and commercial TV licensees. Complaints about compliance can be made directly to the ACMA.
Complaints and enquiries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 16 April 2018