Digital television


26 Apr 2019

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the governance arrangements for the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS).


3 Jan 2019

Viewer Access Satellite Television Service (VAST) provides free-to-air commercial and national television services to around 500,000 Australian viewers in regional Australia. This final report of the 2018 VAST service review includes the key recommendation that the service should continue to be provided through the current...


4 Dec 2018

This review illustrated that there are compelling factors for significant additional capital investment in telecommunications infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities and economy-wide benefits that are available for the people in regional, rural and remote Australia.


11 Jul 2018

Are we seeing the destruction by stealth of the anti-siphoning rules?

Discussion paper

29 May 2018

This review will assess the performance of the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service and consider options on how best to provide free-to-air broadcasting services to viewers in areas without access to reliable terrestrial TV transmissions.


2 Oct 2017

This report provides a detailed analysis of the television viewing behaviour of Australian children.


28 Aug 2017

American broadcaster, CBS, has beaten out billionaires, Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon, to buy Network Ten.

Discussion paper

10 Aug 2017

The objective of this review of Australian and children’s screen content is to provide policy options to government on the most effective support mechanisms for the Australian screen production sector.

Annual Report

4 Aug 2016

The United Kingdom's communications regulator, Ofcom's thirteenth annual Communications Market report explores the impact that the internet and other forms of communication have on people’s day-to-day lives.


18 May 2015


The Australian commercial free-to-air television industry plays a critical role in the Australian media ecosystem.

The industry generates $3.2bn per annum of economic surplus, due in large part to the fact that it is delivered to viewers for free, but also...


10 Feb 2015

Focuses on professionally produced long-form video content that is provided over a broadband internet connection or mobile network such as subscription IPTV services, over-the-top (OTT) services, and catch-up television and film services.

Summary Online video content (OVC) services are expanding Australians’ entertainment options....


6 Jan 2015

This report finds that the transition to digital broadcasting, which has the power to bring new views and voices to the television airwaves, has yet to deliver those benefits in many developing countries.


A technology transition that has the power to...


15 Nov 2012

This report discusses the changing consumer and audience preferences that are driving fundamental changes in how content is delivered by communications providers in Australia. The growth in online participation is disruptive, presenting both a challenge and opportunity to industry. This growth confirms that many Australians...


3 Jul 2012

Interactive television (ITV) could well be described as a rising research area. The digitalization of networks, as well as broadband penetration, makes it once again a contemporary issue. However, it can hardly be called an overworked area of Australian television studies. This article assesses multiple...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

I have worked for almost 25 years in the field of copyright and I have seen many changes in the area over the years. But the widespread use of the Internet for the exchange of creative content online is proving one of the greatest challenges,...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Historically, television and media content have generally been tied to specific distribution platforms or outlets. However, multiple new players and new forces are at work now driving significant changes. Four business models have been constructed in this paper, about current initiatives for Internet based television...

Discussion paper

29 Nov 2010

The transition from analogue to digital TV is seen by many as long overdue in a broadcast industry which has often failed to keep pace with revolutionary changes in the telecommunications and information services industries.

• Television has been an important political and cultural...


1 Apr 2010

This submission supports the framework for spectrum re-allocation advanced in the Digital Dividend Green Paper .

In particular, we support

• ‘re-stacking’ to achieve a contiguous block of freed spectrum

• harmonization of Australia’s spectrum use with major developed countries


Discussion paper

12 Mar 2010

The digital dividend is the Australian Government's opportunity to ensure that the benefits to individuals and the community outweigh the costs associated with the switchover to digital television.

This submission by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network to the Department of Broadband, Communications and...



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