The Australian government is resisting strong lobbying by the subscription TV industry to rewrite anti-siphoning sports regulation and has reaffirmed its commitment to giving priority to free-to-air b

SYDNEY (Hollywood Reporter)--The Australian government is resisting strong lobbying by the subscription TV industry to rewrite anti-siphoning sports regulation and has reaffirmed its commitment to giving priority to free-to-air broadcasters.

The group last Wednesday released an updated list of protected sporting events that only concedes access to minor football games for pay TV operators. The revised list allows subscription TV access to minor rugby league, Australian rules football and rugby union games, but that's all.

Other major premiership competitions, such as cricket matches not involving Australian teams, the U.S. Open golf tournament and U.S. PGA tournament, the Australian National Basketball League playoffs and FIA Formula 1 Grand Prix events not held in Australia are all still quarantined for first access by free-to-air broadcasters.