There has been some media speculation claiming that proposed amendments to the Television Code of Practice are being considered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. We are not yet considering but rather, the ACMA is awaiting Free TV and ASTRA to formally present, for registration, the codes on the promotion of live odds in [...]Continue Reading →
There has been some media commentary about confidentiality conditions attaching to the Digital Dividend auction (“DDA”) currently being undertaken by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (‘The ACMA’).
The ACMA’s auction preparations have been conducted in a public and transparent way. The auction rules and arrangements, which have been the subject of extensive public consultation, [...]Continue Reading →
The ACMA has received media queries this week about a telco provider reportedly not supplying Critical Information Summaries (CIS) to consumers.
Our response is:
> We have 38 enquiries underway on CIS matters. However, as you would appreciate, it is not appropriate at this stage of our enquiries to identify individual parties.
> All providers [...]Continue Reading →
We have had a number of media queries regarding enforceable undertakings following the appearance of Nine Entertainment CEO, David Gyngell, before the Joint Select Committee Monday 18 March in Parliament House.
Without knowing the detail of the proposed enforceable undertaking under the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA) to which Mr Gyngell referred, or the legislative changes [...]Continue Reading →
The ACMA is aware that there has been recent public comment on whether the Prime Minister’s speech on 30 January 2013 means that an ‘election period’ has commenced for the purposes of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
Under the Broadcasting Services Act, during an ‘election period’ broadcasters must ‘give reasonable opportunities for the broadcasting of [...]Continue Reading →
Following notification by Telstra of matters relating to overcharging, the Australian Communications and Media Authority has commenced an investigation into whether Telstra has breached the billing provisions of the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Codes.
The alleged overcharging relates to international multiple data session fees, where more than one fee was applied per session.
The ACMA is [...]Continue Reading →
The ACMA has opened a formal investigation into the broadcast by 2DayFM of a prank call to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London.
The investigation will focus on the compliance of the licensee, Today FM Sydney Pty Ltd, with its licence conditions and the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice.
In opening the investigation, the ACMA [...]Continue Reading →
Statement by the Chairman of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Chris Chapman.
These events are a tragedy for all involved and I pass on my heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased nurse in London.
The ACMA does not propose to make any comments at this stage, but will be engaging with the [...]Continue Reading →
To help the media understand the timings for the ACMA’s spectrum auction, here are three key dates:
- While analogue television services will be switched off by 31 December 2013, digital television services will also need to be reorganised (or ‘restacked’) before the 700 MHz band spectrum is cleared and made available for new services [...] Continue Reading →