Regional network WIN is seeking an injunction in the Supreme Court today to try and stop Nine from live-streaming its suite of channels into its regional markets.
The Australian reports billionaire media mogul Bruce Gordon sent a legal letter to Nine on Tuesday, demanding it cease streaming. WIN alleges Nine is breaching the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
But Nine will argue that streaming is not covered by the Act, which only regulates the population of each licence area.
Nine launched 9NOW streaming earlier this month.
The stoush follows both network signing a last-minute extension to its affiliate deal.
Regional networks also protested when Seven began streaming its channels in November.
Bruce Gordon is Nine’s largest shareholder at 14.95% and his efforts for Board representation have been unsuccessful.