Football Federation Australia Bans Live Streaming Of FFA Cup Matches
Football Federation Australia "will prohibit clubs from streaming FFA Cup games online regardless of whether their matches will be broadcast live or on delay on the pay TV network," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The FFA "moved to ensure all FFA Cup games will remain solely on the exclusive broadcast partner, Fox Sports, despite the network showing only one live match per game day in the coming round of 16." In previous rounds, where Fox Sports did not broadcast games, "clubs received the approval of Fox and the FFA to privately film matches and stream games on their website to provide access for fans." Competing clubs "were privately told by the FFA that they will not be permitted to stream any future Cup ties and Fox Sports has not received any direct requests from clubs to telecast games online" (SMH, 8/27).