The reason I asked the question was something that occurred to me when the Commission took over in Australia ,the commission it's self is a total reverse to Super League and they needed assurances from News Corp that they wouldn't attempt a rival comp.
Now with this in mind back in 1996 when the game switched to summer and News Corp paid the big money the intention was that they would control all RL and and the game globally would be run under the News Corp/Super League banner since this is no longer the case and News Corps influence over the Australian game is grately diminished ,would they ever consider dropping Super League to help fund retention of other sports like Soccer and dare I say it Union with them all about to go to war over European TV rights and BT making a big play for rights.
Sport is completely different in Australia compared to here.
Sky have a TV deal, irrespective of what people like to claim. They do not own the game.