Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-siphoning) Bill 2012 [2013]

Broadband, Communications and the Ditigal Economy
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Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 in relation to free-to-air television coverage of anti-siphoning events to: restrict the acquisition of rights to televise anti-siphoning events by subscription television licensees; restrict the conferral of online coverage rights on content service providers; impose coverage obligations on free-to-air broadcasting (anti-hoarding rules); impose notification requirements concerning the acquisition and cessation of rights to televise anti-siphoning events, or entitlements to confer such rights, on commercial television broadcasting licensees, national broadcasters and their program suppliers; and require the minister to cause a review of anti-siphoning before 31 December 2014.


Introduced and read a first time 22 Mar 2012
Second reading moved 22 Mar 2012
Second reading debate 12 Sep 2012
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12 Nov 2013

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