Agree about sport on FTA. I remember the days before SKY, do we want to go back to that? No, but if you still want the amount of sport and for it to be on FTA then the taxpayer will fund it.
I don't know much about the law in respect to if NZ first got it through but if a competition such as SUPER 18 and Rugby Championship was developed and paid for by PAYTV and was never originally on FTA can they make go to FTA? What if any legal issues would arise?
The rugger people will want the big bucks, someone will have to pay. If taxpayer pays then I want the taxpayer to put on the biggest and best movies for free for me too
And Nat Geo, and BBC channel, and F1 and so on, where do you stop?
I agree about movies, if going to fund sport for national importance then any NZ made movie in the cinema has to be free to locals.