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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 130ZCAB

ACMA may request development of replacement conditional access scheme

Scope

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  a conditional access scheme for a licence area is registered under section 130ZC or 130ZCA; and

                     (b)  if the scheme is registered under section 130ZC--the ACMA is satisfied that:

                              (i)  if the scheme is for the South Eastern Australia TV3 licence area or the Northern Australia TV3 licence area--the scheme is not achieving one or more of the objectives set out in section 130ZB; or

                             (ii)  if the scheme is for the Western Australia TV3 licence area--the scheme is not achieving one or more of the objectives set out in section 130ZBB.

Request

             (2)  The ACMA may, by written notice given to the appropriate body or association:

                     (a)  request the body or association to:

                              (i)  develop another conditional access scheme (the replacement scheme ) that is expressed to replace the scheme registered under section 130ZC or 130ZCA; and

                             (ii)  give a copy of the replacement scheme to the ACMA within the period specified in the notice; and

                     (b)  specify particular matters that, in the ACMA's opinion, should be addressed in the replacement scheme.

          (2A)  For the purposes of subsection (2), the appropriate body or association is:

                     (a)  if the scheme is registered under section 130ZC--the body or association that developed the scheme; or

                     (b)  if the scheme is registered under section 130ZCA--a body or organisation that the ACMA is satisfied represents commercial television broadcasting licensees.

             (3)  The period specified in a notice under subsection (2):

                     (a)  must not be shorter than 30 days after the notice is given; and

                     (b)  must not be longer than 60 days after the notice is given.



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