Multichannel Review legislation passed

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Friday, 25 June 2010 13:56pm

Yesterday, 24 June, Parliament passed the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2010 (Cth), to bring into law the recommendations of the Multichannel Review.

The Multichannel Review was conducted by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) to examine whether or not digital multichannels should be required to meet the Australian content and caption requirements of the main channels as analogue television services are progressively switched off.

The legislation means that digital multichannels will not be required to provide the same captioning requirements as on the main channels until 31 December 2012.

For more information, visit the DBCDE website.


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