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Response to Sue McLeod (Letters, 29 July) re ‘Coalition gives another $10m to Foxtel to boost women’s sport on TV and slashes ABC funding’.

I love women’s sport, including netball, and heard about this from someone on the inside.

The ABC charter does not allow advertising, but this is a requirement of sponsors and provides the money needed to pay the athletes. So sports have had to move to commercial TV to attract money.

The other commercial networks don’t have a women’s sport space. Nor do they do charity. Fox has many platforms that have to be filled with content. There is method in the madness.

I don’t have Fox Sport and will not connect it. So, like many other Australians, I will miss out.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Foxtel is Murdoch… ScoMo’s now handed another
    10 million dollars to the man who owns the
    country. Ah, well. We can afford it & the pandemic.

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