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Commercial broadcasters

Section 14 of the Broadcasting Services Act states:

Commercial broadcasting services are broadcasting services:

  • that provide programs that, when considered in the context of that service being provided, appear to be intended to appeal to the general public; and
  • that provide programs that:
    • are able to be received by commonly available equipment; and
    • are made available free to the general public; and
  • that are usually funded by advertising revenue; and
  • that are operated for profit or as part of a profit-making enterprise; and
  • that comply with any determinations or clarifications under section 19 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 in relation to commercial broadcasting services.

Below is a list of licensees of commercial broadcasting services:

  1. Commercial radio broadcasting licences (PDF)
  2. Commercial television broadcasting licences (PDF)
  3. Commercial Broadcasting licences (radio & television) issued by the Priced Based Auction process of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (PDF)
  4. Commercial Radio broadcasting licences issued for solus markets under section 39 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (PDF)
  5. Non-BSB Commercial radio broadcasting licences issued under section 40 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (PDF)

Below is a list of other commercial licences:

  1. List of commercial television licences broadcasting under Section 38a (single markets)
  2. List of commercial television licences broadcasting under Section 38b (in two station markets)
  3. List of commercial television licences broadcasting under Section 38c (services provided with the use of a satellite)

Last updated: 19 September 2016