‘Free sport is on the line’ is the slogan for a campaign run by Channels 9, 7 and 10 for sports to be free to watch for everybody.

The broadcasting companies aimed to amend the Communication Legislation Amendment (Prominence and Anti-siphoning) Bill, which was passed yesterday, but it did not include all the suggested amendments.

The Bill gives free-to-air channels the chance to buy the rights to sport events before they are placed behind a pay-wall.

Chief Executive Officer of Free TV Australia, Bridget Fair, said she was disappointed in a few gaps that were left in the Bill.

“The rights that need to be offered to free-to-air broadcasters are only the aerial-delivered broadcast rights,” Ms Fair said.

Around 20 percent of Australians watch their sports via the internet, which is predicted to rise to 50 percent by 2030.