The competition regulator should step in and force Free TV Australia, the television broadcasting cartel lobbyist, to change its name. There's now no such thing.

A Crikey analysis has shown that the promised licence fee rebates of 33% this year and 50% next year to the television networks will be much greater than previously thought. Rather than $250 million, the likely cost to taxpayers will be closer to half a billion dollars from the Rudd Government.