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Section 38B register

Section 38B of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 - Allocation of additional commercial television licences in two station markets

The Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (the Act) provides for the allocation of an additional commercial television broadcasting licence to licensees in markets where there are two commercial television licences in force.

The ACMA must not allocate a licence under section 38B to an applicant if the applicant is not a company formed in Australia with a share capital or if the ACMA decides that the applicant is not a suitable applicant in the terms set out in section 41(2) of the Act.

If there is more than one existing licensee in a licence area, they may either apply for a licence as a joint venture company or apply separately.

The licensee may only provide the commercial television service in digital mode.

If the licence area is wholly outside a remote licence area, the licensee must commence the service at a time notified in writing by the ACMA or on 1 January 2004, whichever is the earliest.

If the licence area is within a remote licence area, the licensee must commence the service within 1 year of being allocated the licence, or within such longer period as is notified the in writing by the ACMA.

Both the additional and the parent services must continue to provide at least one service under the licence for a minimum period of two years after the service provided under the licence commences.

Register of commercial television broadcasting licences granted under Section 38B of the Act (as at 28 June 2011)

Section 75(1) of the Act requires the ACMA to maintain a register of licences granted under section 38B of the Act.

The ACMA must make the Register available for public inspection.

Licence identifier

Licensee

Area served

Allocated

SL1130146

WIN Television Griffith P/L

Griffith and MIA TV1

14 Jun 2011

SL1130145

WIN Television SA P/L

Riverland TV1

1 Dec 2010

SL1130144

WIN Television SA P/L

Mount Gambier South East TV1

1 Dec 2010

SL1130143

Broken Hill Television Pty Limited

Broken Hill TV1

14 Oct 2010

SL1130142

Spencer Gulf Telecasters Pty Limited

Spencer Gulf TV1

14 Oct 2010

SL1130051

Central Digital Television Pty Ltd

Mt Isa TV1

4 May 2010

SL1130050

Central Digital Television Pty Ltd

Remote Central & Eastern Australia TV2

4 May 2010

SL1130047

West Digital Television No. 4 Pty Ltd

Western Zone TV1

11 Jun 2009

SL1130048

West Digital Television No. 3 Pty Ltd

Kalgoorlie TV1

11 Jun 2009

SL1130046

West Digital Television No. 2 Pty Ltd

Geraldton TV1

11 Jun 2009

SL1130049

West Digital Television Pty Ltd

Southwest and Great Southern TV1

11 Jun 2009

SL1130013

Darwin Digital Television Pty Ltd

Darwin

10 May 2007

SL1150827

Mildura Digital Television Pty Ltd

Mildura/Sunraysia

27 Jan 2005

SL1150806

Tasmanian Digital Television Pty Ltd

Tasmania

21 Nov 2002

Last updated: 27 August 2015