An interview with a Nazi-sympathiser has prompted the Victorian government to remove Sky News Australia from screens at Melbourne train stations.
Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announced on Thursday she'd directed Metro Trains to remove all Sky News content from screens at stations as part of the fallout of the network's interview with convicted criminal Blair Cottrell.
Ms Allan told journalists at parliament the interview was shown at the stations "on repeat rotation".
But Sky rejects the claim, saying the news, weather and sport bulletins packaged for Metro never included the Cottrell interview.
"Minister, this content didn't go to air at the train stations," anchor Laura Jayes put to Ms Allan.
"Well I have some different advice and we're following that through," Ms Allan said.
"It's not just about one interview and I think we should be really clear about this, there has been a number of complaints that I have received about the content shown on our public transport assets."
Ms Allan added she had received "dozens, hundreds" of complaints from people who wanted to see different content on the screens.
"The controversy that has surrounded Sky News' airing of that interview on Sunday has given me and indeed, not just me many other companies around the country, the opportunity to pause and reflect about what's appropriate," the minister said.
She denied Sky was being banned but said "no broadcaster, it doesn't matter which media outlet they're from, has the right to broadcast on our public transport asset".
Ms Allen did not guarantee another news provider would replace Sky on the platform screens.
The Cottrell interview by former Northern Territory chief minister Andrew Giles sparked outrage, prompting the far-right nationalist to be banned from the network and the suspension of Giles' program.
Former Labor MP Craig Emerson accused the broadcaster of "normalising racism and bigotry" and subsequently quit his role with SkyNews.
Outspoken Cottrell's public commentary has previously included admiration for Adolf Hitler.
As well as the Cottrell interview, Ms Allan cited conversations aired of former federal Labor party leader Mark Latham and the promotion of Senator David Leyonhjelm's comments about Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, as other inappropriate incidents aired by Sky.
Metro Trains chief executive Raymond O'Flaherty told AAP every passenger deserved to feel welcome and comfortable while travelling on the network.
"We've made arrangements to remove the current news coverage to ensure the content meets the expectations of the community we serve," he said.
The news screened at the City Loop stations is provided by a third party advertising supplier which has agreed to immediately remove the broadcaster's coverage from the screens.
Federal opposition spokesman for transport, Anthony Albanese, suggested government broadcaster ABC 24 should instead be shown on TVs in the public transport network.