SBS Tour coverage hit by rogue broadcasts

An SBS spokeswoman said: “As with any property for which SBS holds exclusive rights, if there were reports of activity that conflict with SBS’s rights for the Tour de France broadcast, SBS would look into it and consider the appropriate action.

This means the Tour de France is the second major sporting event in as many months broadcast by SBS that has been hit by online piracy.

SBS has broadcast the Tour de France since 1990 and last year signed a deal to broadcast it until 2023, across television, online and mobile.

He passed on the information of the Tour de France broadcast to SBS, and is frustrated by the slow political and corporate response to the rising prevalence of pirated content.

SBS lawyers have been informed that its exclusive coverage of the Tour de France is being undermined by UK coverage being live-streamed into Australia.

Rupert Murdoch, News Corp‘s executive chairman and chairman and chief executive of entertainment company 21st Century Fox, last week said between 15 and 20 per cent of Fox’s revenue is eaten up by illegal downloads.

Read more here: SMH


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