Local regional TV content form
On 17 April 2018, the Broadcasting Services Local Programming Determination 2018 came into effect.
From 17 April 2018, when a trigger event occurs for a licence, the new local content obligations for regional commercial television licensees will:
- increase from 720 to 900 points of material of local significance over a six-week period for licensees in regional ‘aggregated’ licence areas.
- require licensees in regional ‘non-aggregated’ commercial television broadcasting licence areas (not currently covered by local content requirements) to provide 600 points of material of local significance over a six-week period.
- require licensees to submit two annual compliance reports (the interim and final compliance report).
The interim compliance report will need to record weekly details of quota points commencing 6 months after the trigger event occurs. The reporting period will be for 12 months.
The final compliance report will need to record weekly details of quota points commencing immediately after the interim reporting period concludes. The reporting period for the final report will be for 12 months.
The ACMA plans to consult on a proposed compliance report during the final quarter of 2018.
Last updated: 13 June 2018