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Final exemption orders and target reduction orders

We can provide exemptions or target reduction orders for a commercial, national or subscription television service relating to their captioning targets.

We have the power to make an exemption order or a target reduction order for a commercial, national or subscription television service if we are satisfied that refusing to would cause unjustifiable hardship to the broadcaster or licensee that made the application.

Please go to the Draft orders page to view the latest draft orders and submissions received in relation to the draft orders.

Exemption orders

Active

Applicant

Years applied for

Channel

Order/Statement of reasons

Order made

Expiry date

Applicant

 

Years applied
for

Channel

 

Order / Statement of reasons

Order made

 

Expiry date

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2022

Bloomberg TV

STV/EO-00392

21 June 2021

30 June 2022

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2022

Food Network

STV/EO-00393

21 June 2021

30 June 2022

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2022

HG TV

STV/EO-00394

21 June 2021

30 June 2022

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2022

Travel Channel

STV/EO-00395

21 June 2021

30 June 2022

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2022

Horse and Country TV

STV/EO-00396

21 June 2021

30 June 2022

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2025

Fashion TV

STV/EO-00397

22 June 2021

30 June 2025

FetchTV Pty Ltd 2020-2025 Channel News Asia

STV/EO-00386

9 June 2021 30 June 2025

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2025

France 24

STV/EO-00387

15 June 2021

30 June 2025

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2025

EURONEWS (ENGLISH)

STV/EO-00388

15 June 2021

30 June 2025

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2025

CGTN ENGLISH

STV/EO-00389

15 June 2021

30 June 2025

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2025

NDTV News 24

STV/EO-00390

15 June 2021

30 June 2025

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2025

BABY TV

STV/EO-00391

15 June 2021

30 June 2025

Sky Channel Pty Ltd

2017–2022

Sky Racing1

STV/EO-353

22 June 2017

30 June 2022

Sky Channel Pty Ltd

2017–2022

Sky Racing2

STV/EO-354

22 June 2017

30 June 2022

Recent but no longer active

Applicant

Years applied for

Channel

Order/Statement of reasons

Order made

Expiry date

FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 Bloomberg STV/EO-367 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 CGTN News STV/EO-368 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 Channel News Asia STV/EO-369 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 Euronews STV/EO-370 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 France 24 STV/EO-371 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 NDTV News 24 STV/EO-372 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 Fashion TV STV/EO-376 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 HGTV STV/EO-377 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 Food Network STV/EO-378 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 The Travel Channel STV/EO-379 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 Horse and Country TV STV/EO-380 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 Baby TV STV/EO-382 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2020 Al Jazeera STV/EO-383 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2019-2020 BBC World News STV/EO-384 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2019 Australian Christian Channel STV/EO-373 26 June 2019 30 June 2019
FetchTV Pty Ltd 2018-2019 BBC World News STV/EO-374 26 June 2019 30 June 2019
Foxtel Cable Television Pty Limited 2018-2019 Australian Christian Channel STV/EO-362 26 June 2019 30 June 2019
Selectra Pty Limited 2018-2019 Australian Christian Channel STV/EO-363 26 June 2019 30 June 2019
Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd 2018-2019 Australian Christian Channel STV/EO-364 26 June 2019 30 June 2019
Optus Vision Media Pty Ltd 2018-2019 Australian Christian Channel STV/EO-365 26 June 2019 30 June 2019

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2018

Channel News Asia

STV/EO-00288

19 May 2017

30 June 2018

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016-2018

BBC World News

STV/EO-00289

19 May 2017

30 June 2018

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016-2017

Ovation

STV/EO-00290

19 May 2017

30 June 2017

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2018

Horse & Country

STV/EO-00291

19 May 2017

30 June 2018

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2018

Fashion TV

STV/EO-00292

19 May 2017

30 June 2018

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2018

Al Jazeera

STV/EO-00293

19 May 2017

30 June 2018

Target reduction orders

Active

Applicant

Years
applied for

Channel

Order/
Statement of reasons

Order made

Expiry date

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2022

CBeebies

STV/TRO-126

24 June 2021

30 June 2022

Optus Vision Media Pty Ltd

2020-2021

CMT

STV/TRO-127

24 June 2021

30 June 2021

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2022

Nat Geo Wild

STV/TRO-123

21 June 2021

30 June 2022

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2021

Al Jazeera (English)

STV/TRO-124

21 June 2021

30 June 2021

FetchTV Pty Ltd

2020-2023

Australian Christian Channel

STV/TRO-00122

15 June 2021

30 June 2023

Foxtel Cable Television Pty Limited

2020-2021

20%

TRT World

STV/TRO-120

25 May 2021

30 June 2021

Selectra Pty Ltd

2020-2021

20%

TRT World

STV/TRO-121

25 May 2021

30 June 2021

Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd

2020-2021

20%

TRT World

STV/TRO-125

25 May 2021

30 June 2021

Optus Vision Media Pty Limited

2020-2021

20%

TRT World

STV/TRO-128

25 May 2021

30 June 2021

Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd

2020-2021

17.5%

CMT

STV/TRO-114

17 May 2021 30 June 2021

Imparja Television Pty Ltd

2018–2019 90%

2019–2020 90%

2020–2021 90%

SL2898 – IMP

FTA/TRO-68

8 August 2018

30 June 2021

Eastern Australia Satellite Broadcasters Pty Ltd

2018–2019 90%

2019–2020 90%

2020–2021 90%

SL1130136 – VAN

FTA/TRO-69

8 August 2018

30 June 2021

Eastern Australia Satellite Broadcasters Pty Ltd

2018–2019 90%

2019–2020 90%

2020–2021 90%

SL1130135 – VAS FTA/TRO-70 8 August 2018 30 June 2021
Foxtel Cable Television Pty Limited

2020-21

17.5%

CMT STV/TRO-102 22 March 2021 30 June 2021
Selectra Pty Ltd

2020-21

17.5%

CMT STV/TRO-103 22 March 2021 30 June 2021

Recent but no longer active 

Applicant

Years
applied for

Channel

Order/
Statement of reasons

Order made

Expiry date

Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd

2019-2020

20%

BBC World News STV/TRO-087 26 June 2020 30 June 2020
Telstra Pay TV Pty Ltd

2019-2020

20%

Australian Christian Channel STV/TRO-088 26 June 2020 30 June 2020
Optus Vision Media Pty Ltd

2019-2020

20%

Australian Christian Channel STV/TRO-089 26 June 2020 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd

2019-2020

34%

Spike Channel STV/TRO-090 26 June 2020 30 June 2020
Optus Vision Media Pty Ltd

2019-2020

20%

BBC World News STV/TRO-091 26 June 2020 30 June 2020
Foxtel Cable Television Pty Limited

2019-2020

20%

BBC World News STV/TRO-083 12 March 2020 30 June 2020
Selectra Pty Limited

2019-2020

20%

BBC World News STV/TRO-084 12 March 2020 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd

2018–2019 45%

2019–2020 50%

Nat Geo Wild STV/TRO-75 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd

2018–2019 65%

2019–2020 70%

TLC STV/TRO-76 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
FetchTV Pty Ltd

2018–2019 45%

2019–2020 50%

Style STV/TRO-77 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
Foxtel Cable Television Pty Limited 2019–2020 20% Australian Christian Channel   26 June 2019 30 June 2020
Selectra Pty Limited 2019–2020 20% Australian Christian Channel STV/TRO-79 26 June 2019 30 June 2020
 FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2017 35%

2017–2018 40%

CBeebies  STV/TRO-63 

 

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
 FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2017 35%

2017–2018 40%

Style 

STV/TRO-64

 

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
 FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2017 35%

2017–2018 40%

BBC Knowledge 

STV/TRO-65

 

19 May 2017  30 June 2018 
 FetchTV Pty Ltd

2016–2017 35%

2017–2018 40%

Nat Geo Wild 

STV/TRO-66

22 May 2017  30 June 2018 
 FetchTV Pty Ltd

2017–2018  9%

2018–2019  9%

Spike

STV/TRO-67

10 May 2018 30 June 2019
Foxtel Cable Television Pty Limited 2018–2019 5% Aurora Community Channel

STV/TRO-71

26 June 2019 30 June 2019
Selectra Pty Limited 2018–2019 5% Aurora Community Channel

STV/TRO-72
 

26 June 2019 30 June 2019
Telstra Pay TV Pty Limited 2018–2019 5% Aurora Community Channel

STV/TRO-73
 

26 June 2019 30 June 2019
Optus Vision Media Pty Limited 2018–2019 5% Aurora Community Channel

STV/TRO-74
 

26 June 2019 30 June 2019

 

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