18 Mar. 2008

Sport On TV: The National Interest

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy is reviewing which sports should remain free-to-air, and which can be sold off to commercial interests. I would have thought one rule of thumb was pretty obvious: any sport involving an Australian national team should first be offered to the free-to-air stations, and only offered the Murdoch et al if it's not wanted.

I am thinking Socceroos games here, but it surely applies to other sports too. National teams, national interest. Is that too bloody obvious?