Declaring Primary Commercial Television Broadcasting Services in the Southern NSW TV1 and Griffith and Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) TV1 licence areas in the post simulcast period
The ACMA is seeking comments on its proposal to make a declaration specifying Primary Commercial Television Broadcasting Services (Primary Services) for each of the commercial television broadcasting licences in the Southern NSW TV1 and Griffith and Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) TV1 licence areas.
The Southern NSW TV1 and Griffith and MIA TV1 licence areas will switch over to digital-only services on 5 June 2012.
The ACMA must ensure that a Primary Service is declared for each commercial television broadcasting licence at all times after the end of the simulcast period for the licence areas. This will ensure that the regulation of content is consistent with that on commercial television broadcasting licences in licence areas that still have a simulcast period.
The ACMA proposes to declare the services known as ‘Southern Cross TEN’, ‘PRIME7’ and ‘WIN’ as the Primary Services for the licences held by Australian Capital Television Pty Ltd, Prime Television (Southern) Pty Ltd, and WIN Television NSW Pty Ltd, respectively, in the Southern NSW TV1 licence area licence area, and ‘WIN’, ‘7’ and ‘TEN’, as the Primary Services for the licences held by WIN Television Griffith Pty Ltd in the Griffith and MIA TV1 licence area.
Enquiries about matters raised in this paper should be directed to Jeanette Knowler on +61 (0)2 9334 7895 or Alex Malik on +61 (0)2 9334 7735, or by email DPS@acma.gov.au.
Written submissions to this discussion paper may be made to the ACMA as follows:
Manager, Digital Policy Section
The closing date for submissions is close of business 24 May 2012.
Electronic submissions in Microsoft Word or rich text format are preferred.
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