It's not only about the AO. You can't watch any live sports there now with an unfunded account. That's the problem, not the AO.
I think the point was that it is very rare for other free streams not to be available if bet365 or any other betting site has it. The only case that comes to mind in a while was Flo-Stepanek, and even then a few other streams appeared a few games into the match.