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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 130AC

Technical standards for digital transmission of television services provided with the use of a satellite

             (1)  The ACMA may, by legislative instrument, determine technical standards that relate to the transmission in digital mode of either or both of the following services:

                     (a)  commercial television broadcasting services provided under a licence allocated under section 38C;

                     (b)  national television broadcasting services provided with the use of a satellite.

Instruments

             (2)  Section 589 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 applies to standards determined under subsection (1) of this section in a corresponding way to the way in which it applies to an instrument under that Act.

Compliance

             (3)  A national broadcaster must comply with a standard determined under subsection (1).

Note:          For compliance by holders of commercial television broadcasting licences, see paragraph 7A(1)(d) of Schedule 2.

Definitions

             (4)  In this section:

"digital mode" has the same meaning as in Schedule 4.

"national television broadcasting service" has the same meaning as in Schedule 4.



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