The move has angered other broadcasters, who will now have to shoulder increased costs.
TEN told The Australian it was more cost effective to email the footage than to send it via satellite.
“That leaves a really bad taste in everyone’s mouth,” said one rival news executive.
The move may impact on networks sharing pooled news footage, which has been tradition in the industry.
Last week TEN announced sweeping cuts to its News department, which will impact on its capacity to cover local news at current levels.
Last week Peter Meakin questioned whether TEN now needs ”an admiral when they don’t have a fleet’.”
One source added, “There’s nothing of value TEN can offer us now, so news coverage will come down to Seven, Nine and the ABC.”