Final exemption orders and target reduction orders | ACMA

Final exemption orders and target reduction orders

The ACMA has the power to make an exemption order or a target reduction order for a specified commercial, national or subscription television service if the ACMA is satisfied that refusing to do so would cause unjustifiable hardship to the broadcaster or licensee. Click on the link below for information on:

Applications for exemption orders and target reduction orders may be received:

  • in the financial year preceding the start year of the eligible period applied for; or
  • between 1 July and 31 March in the start year of the eligible period applied for.

Before making an exemption order or target reduction order, the ACMA must publish a notice setting out the draft order within 50 days of receiving the application. The notice must also invite submissions about the draft order. Submissions about the draft order may be made within 30 days after the notice is published. Please refer to the information provided at each linked notice in order to make a submission. Please go to the Draft orders page to view the draft orders and submissions received.

More information on captioning requirements under the BSA is available.

Exemption orders and target reduction orders made by the ACMA

Exemption orders

Application  no. Applicant Years applied for Channel Order/Statement of reasons Order made on Expiry date

33

Setanta Sport Australia Pty Ltd

2012–2017

Setanta Sports

ST/EO-33 
Statement of reasons

12 Mar 2013

30 Jun 2017

38

Sky Channel Pty Ltd

2012–2017

TVN

ST/EO-38 
Statement of reasons

13 Mar 2013

30 Jun 2017

52

ThoroughVisioN Pty Ltd

2012–2017

TVN

ST/EO-52 
Statement of reasons

13 Mar 2013

30 Jun 2017

150

Optus Vision Media Pty Ltd

2013–2015

Ovation Channel

ST/EO-150
Statement of reasons

14 Mar 2014

30 Jun 2015

288 FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  Channel News Asia 

STV/EO-00288

Statement of reasons 

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
289  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016-2018  BBC World News 

STV/EO-00289

Statement of Reasons 

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
290  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016-2017  Ovation 

STV/EO-00290

Statement of Reasons 

19 May 2017  30 June 2017 
291  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  Horse & Country 

STV/EO-00291

Statement of Reasons  

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
292  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  Fashion TV 

STV/EO-00292

Statement of Reasons  

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
293 FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  Al Jazeera 

STV/EO-00293

Statement of Reasons   

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
294  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  Baby TV 

STV/EO-00294

Statement of Reasons   

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
295  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  Bloomberg 

STV/EO-00295

Statement of Reasons   

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
296  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  CNBC Asia Pacific 

STV/EO-00296

Statement of Reasons   

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
297  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  CGTN (formerly CCTV News) 

STV/EO-00297

Statement of Reasons   

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
298  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  France 24 (English) 

STV/EO-00298

Statement of Reasons   

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
299  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  Euronews 

STV/EO-00299

Statement of Reasons  

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
300  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  NDTV 24X7 

STV/EO-00300

Statement of Reasons   

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
301  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  HGTV 

STV/EO-00301

Statement of Reasons   

22 May 2017  30 June 2018
302  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  Australian Christian Channel 

STV/EO-00302

Statement of Reasons   

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
303  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018 Travel Channel 

STV/EO-00303

Statement of Reasons   

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
304  FetchTV Pty Ltd 2016–2018  Food Network 

STV/EO-00304

Statement of Reasons  

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
305  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd 2016–2017  A&E 

STV/EO-00305

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
306  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  ABC1 

STV/EO-00306

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
307  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  AFL TV 

STV/EO-00307

Statement of Reasons  

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
308  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Arena 

STV/EO-00308

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
309  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  BBC World News 

STV/EO-00309

Statement of Reasons  

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
310  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Cartoon Network 

STV/EO-00310

Statement of Reasons   

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
311  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Channel [V] Hits 

STV/EO-00311

Statement of Reasons  

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
313  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  CNN 

STV/EO-00313

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
314  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Discovery Mobile

STV/EO-00314

Statement of Reasons  

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
315  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Disney Channel 

STV/EO-00315

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
316  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd 2016–2017  Disney Junior 

STV/EO-00316

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
317  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd 2016–2017  E! Entertainment 

STV/EO-00317

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
318  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd 2016–2017  Eurosport 

STV/EO-00318

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
319 Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Eurosport News 

STV/EO-00319

Statement of Reasons  

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
320  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  FOX8 

STV/EO-00320

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
321  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Fox Sports

STV/EO-00321

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
322  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  FoxSports News TV

STV/EO-00322

Statement of Reasons  

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
323  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  FX

STV/EO-00323

Statement of Reasons  

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
324  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  LifeStyle YOU 

STV/EO-00324

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
325  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  MAX 

STV/EO-00325

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
326  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  MTV 

STV/EO-00326

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
327  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  National Geographic Channel 

STV/EO-00327

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
328  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Nat Geo People

STV/EO-00328

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
329  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Nick Jr. 

STV/EO-00329

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
330  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Nickelodeon Mobile 

STV/EO-00330

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
331  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  SBS1 

STV/EO-00331

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
332  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Sky News Business 

STV/EO-00332

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
333  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Sky News Headlines 

STV/EO-00333

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
334  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Sky News Weather 

STV/EO-00334

Statement of Reasons  

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
335  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  SportsFan 

STV/EO-00335

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
336  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  The Comedy Channel 

STV/EO-00336

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
337  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  The LifeStyle Channel 

STV/EO-00337

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
338  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  TVH!TS 

STV/EO-00338

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
312  Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Foxtel Smooth 

STV/EO-00312

Statement of Reasons 

1 June 2017  30 June 2017 
339  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  APAC Committees 

STV/EO-339

Statement of Reasons 

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
340  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  APAC House of Representatives 

STV/EO-340

Statement of Reasons 

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
341  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  APAC Senate 

STV/EO-341

Statement of Reasons 

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
342  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Australian Christian Channel 

STV/EO-342

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017
343  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  BBC World News 

STV/EO-343

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
344  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  beIN Sports 

STV/EO-344

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
345  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Bloomberg 

STV/EO-345

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
346  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  CCTV News 

STV/EO-346

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
347  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Channel News Asia 

STV/EO-347

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
348  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  CNBC 

STV/EO-348

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
349  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  CNN 

STV/EO-349

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
350  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  EuroNews 

STV/EO-350

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
351  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Fashion TV 

STV/EO-351

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
352  Transact Broadcasting Pty Ltd  2016–2017  Nat Geo Adventure 

STV/EO-352

Statement of Reasons  

21 June 2017  30 June 2017 
353  Sky Channel Pty Ltd 2017–2022  Sky Racing1 

STV/EO-353

Statement of Reasons 

22 June 2017  30 June 2022 
354  Sky Channel Pty Ltd  2017–2022  Sky Racing2 

STV/EO-354

Statement of Reasons  

22 June 2017  30 June 2022 

Target reduction orders

Application no.

Applicant

Years and
applied for

Channel

Order/
Statement of reasons

Order made on

Expiry date

59

Imparja Television Pty Ltd 2015–2016 90%

2016–2017 90%

2017–2018 90%

 

SL2898 – IMP

FTA/TRO-59

Statement of reasons

 

 

10 July 2015 30 Jun 2018

60

Eastern Australia Satellite Broadcasters Pty Ltd  

2015–2016 90%

2016–2017 90%

2017–2018 90%

 

SL1130136 – VAN

FTA/TRO-60

Statement of reasons

 

 

10 July 2015 30 Jun 2018

61

Eastern Australia Satellite Broadcasters Pty Ltd

 

2015–2016 90%

2016–2017 90%

2017–2018 90%

 

SL1130135 – VAS

FTA/TRO-61

Statement of reasons

 

 

10 July 2015 30 Jun 2018
63  FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2017 35%

2017–2018 40%

 
CBeebies  STV/TRO-63 

Statement of reasons

 

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
64   FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2017 35%

2017–2018 40%

 
Style 

STV/TRO-64

Statement of reasons 

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
65   FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2017 35%

2017–2018 40%

 
BBC Knowledge 

STV/TRO-65

Statement of reasons 

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
66   FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2017 35%

2017–2018 40%

 
Nat Geo Wild 

STV/TRO-66

Statement of reasons 

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
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