Once something appears on the Internet, it is there forever, so it would be very foolish indeed if Australia’s free-to-air television stations have any hand in a spoof video about them disappearing from YouTube.
As reported earlier this morning, there were claims last week that Freeview, the marketing arm for free to air television’s burgeoning digital presence, was taking legal action against the comedians who posted a spoof video on YouTube. I spoke to the chairman of Freeview, Kim Dalton, earlier today and he denied this.
Now, did Freeview have a hand in this? This time Dalton has referred me to the CEO of Freeview, Robin Parkes, who has not yet returned my phone call asking for comment. I’ll update as necessary.
Surely…surely…Freeview is not so foolish as to be trying to suppress it?