ACMA decides not to allocate community broadcasting licence in Upper Murray, Vic | ACMA

ACMA decides not to allocate community broadcasting licence in Upper Murray, Vic

ACMA media release 118/2011 – 4 November -

The ACMA has decided not to allocate a long-term community broadcasting licence for Upper Murray, Vic, to High Country Christian Broadcasters Association Inc (HCCBA).

HCCBA, which currently holds a temporary community broadcasting licence (TCBL), was the only applicant for the licence and proposed to represent the Religious - Christian community interest.

After considering the statutory merit criteria required for licence allocation, the ACMA decided that HCCBA's proposed service would not meet the existing and perceived future needs of the Christian community in the licence area to an adequate extent. The ACMA also considered that HCCBA did not demonstrate that it had the capacity to provide the proposed service.

This is the second time that the ACMA has decided not to allocate a community broadcasting licence to HCCBA. The first time was in 2006.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Blake Murdoch on (02) 9334 7817 or media@acma.gov.au.


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