Draft variations to DCPs for RRWA
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) is seeking comments on its proposal to vary the National and Commercial Digital Channel Plans (the DCPs) for Western Australia: Part 2 – Remote and Regional Western Australia under paragraphs 98 and 92 of the National Television Conversion Scheme 1999 and the Commercial Television Conversion Scheme 1999.
The ACMA proposes to vary the DCPs to revise the technical specifications for the allotted channels and to assign channels for all three commercial licensees.
The variations will revise the technical specifications for the allotted channels and make provision to allot channels for all three commercial licensees should multi-channelling elections be revoked.
The draft variations along with an accompanying discussion paper and engineering report can be viewed on the ACMA’s website or obtained by calling Meg Owen on +61 2 6219 5279.
- Alan Hughes
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
- Commercial Radio Australia
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Submissions on the matters raised can be made to the ACMA. Please quote file reference ACMA2010/1966 in your reply:
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Draft Variations to DCPs for Remote and Regional Western Australia
Digital Television Licensing Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
The closing date for submissions was Sunday 14 August 2011.
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