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Program Expenditure Information

What is Program Expenditure Information?

Program Expenditure Information relates specifically to the amount of program usage plus program amortisation by commercial television broadcasting licensees each financial year. The commercial television broadcasting licensees report this data to the ACMA on a network consolidated basis.

You can view this data by following the links below:

  • Program Expenditure Information 2017–18 (PDF) and (Word
  • Program Expenditure Information 2016–17 (PDF) and (Word)

Why is there a change?

Information related to program expenditure, like that provided above, was previously part of the Broadcasting Financial Results (BFR). The BFR are a snapshot of the aggregated expenditure, revenue, profitability, assets, liability and net assets of the commercial radio and television broadcasting sectors.

The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Act 2017 resulted in the abolishment of the broadcasting licence fees, removing the requirement for commercial broadcasters to submit financial returns in relation to those licence fees.  

Broadcasting Financial Results (BFR)

BFR 2015–16 in Word (.doc 637 KB), PDF (1 Mb ) or Excel (369 KB). This includes data for the 2013–14, 2014–15 and 2015–16 broadcasting periods.

BFR 2014–15 in Word (.doc 607 KB), PDF (1.6 Mb ) or Excel (356 KB). This includes data for the 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2014–15 broadcasting periods.

BFR 2013–14 in Word (.doc 497 KB), PDF (1.7 Mb ) or Excel (314 KB). This includes data for the 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013–14 broadcasting periods.

BFR 2012–13 in Word (.doc 598 KB), PDF (2 Mb ) or Excel (439 KB). This includes data for the 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13 broadcasting periods.

BFR 2011–12 in Word (.doc 386 KB), PDF (588 KB) or Excel (477 KB). This includes data for the 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2011–12 broadcasting periods. 

ACMA disclaimer

BFR and Program Expenditure Information is based on data provided by commercial broadcasting licensees to the ACMA. The ACMA has not verified or audited the information. The ACMA therefore makes no representation as to the accuracy of the data. 

Inter-licensee and inter-licence transactions cannot be eliminated to produce the expenditure information as this is not reported to the ACMA. It should also be noted that totals are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Any report, retransmission or reproduction of the information contained in a BFR on the ACMA website must include:

  • a disclaimer in the same or substantially similar terms to this ACMA disclaimer, or
  • a link to this ACMA disclaimer.

Last updated: 14 November 2016