Australia's peak subscription TV lobby group is taking a proposal to the government that would let it buy the rights to the biggest sporting events in the country. If the plan comes to fruition, you'll be able to watch the FIFA World Cup, AFL and NRL grand finals, the Olympics and the Melbourne Cup on Foxtel as well as free-to-air.
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I don't mean to alarm you, readers, but some of the best shows on TV are being kept from us. Not everybody can afford Foxtel, which means subscribing to the basic package and paying extra just for the one premium channel that airs Game Of Thrones or Breaking Bad is out of the question for people who dislike wasting money. Thankfully, Matt Stone and Trey Parker feel our pain, and nailed cable networks to the wall in this sketch.
The ACCC has approved Foxtel's long-awaited takeover of Austar, although it's not without quite a few considerations.
Everybody's favourite octogenarian media tycoon is at it again. This time, Rupert Murdoch is accused of hiring hackers to crack a pay-TV rival's encryption system and then post the hack on the internet in order to financially cripple them. It worked: they're now bust.