Seven West Media has written To Nine, asking for $150,000 in compensation after the broadcaster aired race seven of the Flemington Cup in its 4.30 news bulletin in Perth.
According to a report in the Australian Financial Review Seven wants the money after Nine aired the whole race — not just the brief clip it is allowed to show.
Seven owns the broadcast rights to the Melbourne Cup. Competition is increasing in Western Australia after Nine bought-out the WIN Corporation stations there, making it more competitive against Seven — the dominant network.
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