Mr126-10: New Digital Commercial Tv Licences For Broken Hill And Spencer Gulf

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18 October 2010

New digital commercial television licences for

Broken Hill and Spencer Gulf

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has allocated new commercial

television broadcasting licences to provide digital-only services in both Broken Hill,

New South Wales and the Spencer Gulf region of South Australia. 

The licences were allocated to companies owned by Southern Cross Media, being

Broken Hill Television Pty Limited and Spencer Gulf Telecasters Pty Limited,


Decisions about the services to be provided under the licences, including digital

multi-channel services, are a matter for Southern Cross Media. 

Southern Cross Media recently announced that a service comprising Nine Network

programming will be provided under the new licences in these areas, commencing

on 31 October 2010.

The Broadcasting Services Act 1992 provides for the allocation of an additional

commercial television broadcasting licence in markets where only two commercial

television broadcasting licences are in force. The additional services to be

broadcast under the licences are to operate in a digital mode only.

Under the government’s digital television switchover timetable, all analog TV

services in the Broken Hill and Spencer Gulf licence areas will be switched off on15

December 2010.

Southern Cross Media contact: Rick Lenarcic, Group General Manager SA and

Vic on 02 6022 4600 or

ACMA contact: Donald Robertson, Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7980,

0418 86 1766 or

The ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and

telecommunications. The ACMA’s strategic intent is to make communications and media work in

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