Journos Will Cover Games Watching Sky – Fellet

Sky TV chief executive John Fellet says he does not expect any less coverage from NZME and Fairfax now they have withdrawn requests for press accreditation at the Rio Olympics. “They’ll have their notebooks out watching Sky,” said the CEO who has been fighting the newspaper companies over rights to show clips from Sky’s exclusive rights Games. NZME – owner of the NZ Herald Newstalk ZB and  Radio Sport. among others, has confirmed that it has withdrawn from press accreditation but could not be reached to clarify how it will affect coverage of the Olympics. NZME withdrew accreditation for six people. Unknown-3Fellet said that Sky would meet fair dealing obligations to supply news organsiations. “During our recent discussions they have not been interested in that. That was designed for TV networks and news bulletins, he said. “What we are talking about here is companies who want to show our content and make money out of it. An article by former NZ Herald editor in chief Tim Murphy this week said that Sky TV  was seeking to overrule existing rules and being too restrictive on the content it makes available.







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