Smaller or more isolated Australian communities have a long tradition of providing their own retransmission equipment. It lets them receive and locally retransmit a broadcasting service (radio or television) from a nearby terrestrial transmitter or a satellite.
SBS helps these communities by funding some or all of the cost of establishing an SBS radio service (to a limit of $25 000 including GST) and up to 75 per cent of the costs of establishing an SBS digital television service (to a limit of $50 000 including GST). The Australian Government gives SBS $500 000 each year for that purpose.
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