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According to § 31b of the ORF Act, the extent permitted by law, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation shall grant or assign to other broadcasters, at their request and for a reasonable fee, an authorisation to use sports broadcasts for the types of exploitation required for broadcasting, or grant to them the non-exclusive right to produce a sports broadcast unless the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation itself broadcasts such sports broadcasts on its channels pursuant to § 3 paragraphs 1 and 8.
Furthermore according to §4b Abs 5 ORF Act: subject to economic feasibility the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation shall operate a special-interest television channel which, in particular, serves the current coverage of types of sports and sports competitions, including the broadcasting of sports competitions that do not generally have much coverage in Austrian media reporting. On such a channel, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation shall, in particular consider regional sports events.

The current list of sport rights, which can be passed on, can be found here [German version].