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Proposed TLAP variations: Regional Queensland and Regional Victoria

Consultation closes: 12 August 2016

IFC: 18/2016

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Submissions

The ACMA received one submission to this consultation. Submissions can be accessed from the right hand side index box.

 

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Discussion paper—Draft Television Licence Area Plan Variations for Regional Queensland and Regional Victoria

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Draft Television Licence Area Plan (Regional Queensland) Variation 2016 (No.1)

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Draft Television Licence Area Plan (Regional Victoria) Variation 2016 (No.1)

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Proposed TLAP variations

The ACMA has made an analysis of several proposals to vary the television licence area plans for Regional Queensland and Regional Victoria. It has subsequently formed a preliminary view that the proposed variations, listed below, will promote the objects of the Broadcasting Service Act 1992, including the economic and efficient use of radiofrequency spectrum, by improving the coverage and reception of television services in the licence areas.

The ACMA is seeking public comment on the proposed television licence area plan (TLAP) variations.

Draft variations to each of the TLAP instruments and a discussion paper that details the proposals have been released—these are available in the ‘Downloads’ box above.

In summary, the ACMA is proposing to make the following variations.

In the Regional Queensland TLAP:

  • remove obsolete channel allotments and redundant events, circumstances and conditions, following the completion of the restack of digital television services at the end of 2014
  • add specifications for commercial in-band links at Emerald to improve coverage between Emerald and Springsure, and to provide more reliable input signals for the Springsure transmissions.

In the Regional Victoria TLAP:

  • remove obsolete channel allotments and redundant events, circumstances and conditions, following the completion of the restack of digital television services at the end of 2014
  • change the allocated channels and increase the specified maximum ERP at Apollo Bay to improve coverage and minimise reception problems caused by seasonal ducting1 of interference to the current channel allotments
  • increase the maximum ERP for Howqua services to reflect the technical specifications of the licensed services
  • adjust the maximum ERP of the ABC at Genoa to be equivalent to other Genoa services.

The ACMA is also proposing to make minor amendments to update the schedules and various attachments in the TLAPs.

Please note: once a draft has been finalised, the varied TLAP is published under Final television licence area plans on the ACMA website.

Opportunity to provide feedback

The ACMA does not seek responses to specific questions. However, it welcomes comment from interested stakeholders on the issues raised in the discussion paper or any other issues relevant to the proposed TLAP variations.

Footnote 1 

Ducting is a seasonal or sporadic phenomenon where abnormal atmospheric conditions allow radiofrequency signals to propagate over much greater distances than usual.