Commercial radio is a free-to-air service. Commercial radio programs must comply with conditions in the station’s licence, ACMA program standards, and industry codes of practice.
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There are more than 400 licensed community radio stations in Australia. They operate under community radio licences, following the rules in the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
Digital radio services have commenced in some parts of Australia, where they operate alongside existing analogue AM and FM radio services. While digital radio technology offers higher audio quality...
Many wireless audio devices—such as wireless microphones—were retuned or replaced by the start of 2015 because of changes in access to the radiofrequency spectrum.
The spectrum review looked at the changes needed to cope with the increase in demand for spectrum and changes in technology, markets and consumer preferences.
The Australian Government has strict rules in place to try to avoid interference with emergency services communications and for television, radio or phone reception.
Australia’s postal market is open to any business for most postal services, although the main postal service for letters is Australia Post.
Agreements between national governments and postal operators provide for the efficient delivery of international mail.
Sports reporting in Australia is covered by a Voluntary Code of Practice for Sports News Reporting.
The vast majority of Australians can access television programs from the national broadcasters—the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
Australia has achieved a historic switchover from analog to digital-only free-to-air TV transmissions. Everyone can now enjoy high quality television services anywhere in Australia.
Television captioning and audio description help people who have a hearing or vision impairment access television programs.
The content of commercial television programs must comply with conditions in the station’s licence, ACMA program standards, and industry codes of practice.
Community television services currently have temporary access to spectrum to broadcast to three mainland state capitals.
Smaller or more isolated Australian communities can provide their own retransmission equipment to receive and locally retransmit a broadcasting service (radio or television).
Australia’s 'digital dividend' is the spectrum that was freed up for new uses by the switch from analogue to digital television.
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