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Remote Central and Eastern Australia TV1 and TV2 licence areas

South Eastern Australia TV3 and Northern Australia TV3 licence areas

The Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (the BSA) was amended to allow commercial television broadcasting licensees operating in specific licence areas to nominate a place as the relevant time zone for the purpose of broadcasting (see sections 211AA and 211A of the BSA).

Licensees operating in the Remote Central and Eastern Australia TV1 (RCEA TV1) and Remote Central and Eastern Australia TV2 (RCEA TV2) licence areas may nominate such a place. These licence areas cover the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Licensees operating in the South Eastern Australia TV3 licence area (SEA TV3) (covering New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania) and the Northern Australia TV3 licence area (NA TV3) (covering Queensland and the Northern Territory) may also nominate a place.

These licence areas span multiple time zones. After nominating a place, broadcasts across the entire licence area will be taken to have been broadcast at the time in the nominated place.

With the nomination, the BSA, program standards (such as the Broadcasting Services (Australian Content) Standard 2005 and the Children's Television Standards 2009), the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice, and other instruments have effect as if any broadcast is at the time in the nominated place, even if the broadcast is shown in a different time zone to the place nominated.

Nominations

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) has received the following nominations under section 211AA(1) of the BSA from licensees operating in the RCEA TV1 and RCEA TV2 licence areas:

Licensee

Licence Number

Call sign

Date of nomination

Licence Area

Specified place nominated

Regional Television Pty Ltd

4285

QQQ

12 October 2010

RCEA TV2

Roma, Queensland

Imparja Television Pty Ltd

2898

IMP

14 October 2010

RCEA TV1

Roma, Queensland

The ACMA received the following nomination for the purposes of both sections 211A(1)(a) and 211A(1)(b) of the BSA from the licensee operating in the SEA TV3 licence area:

Licensee

Licence Number

Call sign

Date of nomination

Licence Area

Specified place nominated

Eastern Australia Satellite Broadcasters Pty Ltd

1130135

-

14 December 2010

SEA TV3

Bendigo, Victoria

(for both HDTV and SDTV multi-channelled commercial television broadcasting services)

The ACMA received the following nomination under sections 211A(3)(a) of the BSA from the licensee operating in the NA TV3 licence area:

Licensee

Licence Number

Call sign

Date of nomination

Licence Area

Specified place nominated

Eastern Australia Satellite Broadcasters Pty Ltd

1130136

-

14 December 2010

NA TV3

Bendigo, Victoria

(for HDTV multi-channelled commercial television broadcasting services)

The ACMA also received the following nomination under sections 211A(3)(b) of the BSA from the licensee operating in the NA TV3 licence area:

Licensee

Licence Number

Call sign

Date of nomination

Licence Area

Specified place nominated

Eastern Australia Satellite Broadcasters Pty Ltd

1130136

-

14 December 2010

NA TV3

Roma, Queensland

(for SDTV multi-channelled commercial television broadcasting services)


Last updated: 06 September 2017