Issues for comment 42/2012
The ACMA received four submissions in response to the consultation paper. The submissions are available below.
The ACMA is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the National Digital Channel Plan for Remote Central and Eastern Australia and the Commercial Digital Channel Plan for Remote Central and Eastern Australia. The ACMA is proposing to:
- revise the technical specifications to ‘restack-proof’ channels as far as possible
- allot permanent channels to broadcasters.
Detailed technical information can be found in the accompanying draft variations to the national and commercial digital channel plans for RCEA and the engineering report.
The proposed changes are contained in the Draft variation to National Digital Channel Plan Remote Central and Eastern Australia, Draft variation to Commercial Digital Channel Plan Remote Central and Eastern Australia and discussed in an accompanying discussion paper and engineering report.
These documents are available on the ACMA’s website or by calling Meg Owen on (02) 6219 5279.
Submissions on the matters raised may be made to the ACMA as follows:
By email: email@example.com
Draft DCP Variations for RCEA
Digital Television Licensing Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Please quote file reference ACMA2011/1703 in your reply.
The closing date for submissions was 5 pm 18 November 2012.
Please note that the ACMA is not in a position to accept any submissions received beyond the closing date.
Publication of submissions
In general, the ACMA publishes all submissions it receives. The ACMA prefers to receive submissions that are not claimed to be confidential. However, the ACMA accepts that a submitter may sometimes wish to provide information in confidence. In these circumstances, submitters are asked to identify the material over which confidentiality is claimed and provide a written explanation for the claim.
The ACMA will consider each confidentiality claim on a case-by-case basis. If the ACMA accepts a claim, it will not publish the confidential information unless authorised or required by law to do so.
Please note that the ACMA does not acknowledge receipt of submissions.
The ACMA is working to enhance the effectiveness of its stakeholder consultation processes, which are an important source of evidence for its regulatory development activities. To assist stakeholders in formulating submissions to its formal, written consultation processes, it has developed a guide called Effective consultation: A guide to making a submission. This guide provides information about the ACMA’s formal, written, public consultation processes and practical guidance on how to make a submission.