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Spending on subscription TV drama

Owners of subscription TV licences and those who run TV drama channels must put money into new local dramas.

New eligible drama expenditure scheme

  • The scheme tells broadcasters and people who provide TV channels how much money they need to put into new local dramas.
  • They must put the money into shows that meet the rules as ‘eligible drama programs’.
  • 10% of spending on drama channels must be on new local dramas.

You can find out details of the scheme in section 103 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

Learn more about the rules TV broadcasters must follow.



We have developed a report to present the subscription television new eligible drama expenditure information for 2017–18 onwards.

View the latest report below.

View the data quality statement and access the data file for the TV in Australia: Spending on subscription TV drama report below.



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