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 Australian Government has strict rules in place to try to avoid interference with emergency services communications and for television, radio or phone reception.
Sports reporting in Australia is covered by a Voluntary Code of Practice for Sports News Reporting. It applies to all media—print, broadcast and digital.
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.
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 the four mainland state capitals. After 31 December 2016 these services will be delivered exclusively over...
Smaller or more isolated Australian communities can provide their own retransmission equipment to receive and locally retransmit a broadcasting service (radio or television).
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