The Australian Media & Communications Authority (ACMA) is proposing to “remake” the Broadcasting Services (Primary Commercial Television Broadcasting Service) Declaration, which is due to sunset on 1 October 2020.
The declaration is required under the Broadcasting Services Act, and sets out the ‘primary service’ for each of the commercial TV networks in a licence area. The declaration formally sets out the ‘primary service’ for each of the commercial TV networks in a licence area. A primary service has special obligations compared to other services. These relate to:
- media diversity
- other responsibilities
The ACMA is seeking views on the proposals in its consultation paper.