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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 103ZB

Channel provider and part-channel provider to lodge annual return

             (1)  If a person is a channel provider or a part-channel provider in relation to one or more subscription TV drama services provided by a licensee during a financial year, the person must, within 60 days after the end of that financial year, give to the ACMA a return, in the approved form, containing such information as is required by that form in relation to the application of this Division in connection with those services.

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the person intentionally contravenes that requirement.

Penalty:  1,000 penalty units.

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  a person is a channel provider or a part-channel provider in relation to one or more subscription TV drama services provided by a licensee during a financial year; and

                     (b)  the person contravenes subsection (1) in relation to the financial year;

the ACMA must inform the licensee, in writing, of that contravention as soon as practicable after the ACMA becomes aware of that contravention.

             (4)  A reference in this section to an approved form is a reference to a form approved, in writing, by the ACMA for the purposes of the provision in which the expression appears.



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