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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 61CW

Local programming requirements for regional aggregated commercial television broadcasting licensees

Trigger event occurs--ongoing requirements

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a trigger event for a regional aggregated commercial television broadcasting licence occurs on a particular day; and

                     (b)  that event is the first or only trigger event for the licence;

the licensee must broadcast, to each local area, material of local significance in order to accumulate at least:

                     (c)  900 points in each timing period that begins after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on that day; and

                     (d)  120 points in each week that is included in a timing period covered by paragraph (c).

Trigger event occurs--transitional requirements

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a trigger event for a regional aggregated commercial television broadcasting licence occurs on a particular day; and

                     (b)  that event is the first or only trigger event for the licence;

the licensee must broadcast, to each local area, material of local significance in order to accumulate at least:

                     (c)  720 points in each timing period that:

                              (i)  begins before the end of the period of 6 months beginning on that day; and

                             (ii)  does not end before that day; and

                            (iii)  begins after the end of the period of 6 months beginning at the commencement of this subsection; and

                     (d)  90 points in each week that is included in a timing period covered by paragraph (c).

Note:          The Broadcasting Services (Additional Television Licence Condition) Notice 2014 imposes local programming requirements for a timing period that begins before the end of the period of 6 months beginning at the commencement of this subsection.

No trigger event has occurred

             (3)  If no trigger event for a regional aggregated commercial television broadcasting licence has occurred, the licensee must broadcast, to each local area, material of local significance in order to accumulate at least:

                     (a)  720 points in each timing period that begins after the end of the period of 6 months beginning at the commencement of this subsection; and

                     (b)  90 points in each week that is included in a timing period covered by paragraph (a).

Note:          The Broadcasting Services (Additional Television Licence Condition) Notice 2014 imposes local programming requirements for a timing period that begins before the end of the period of 6 months beginning at the commencement of this subsection.



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