ACMA calls for comments on digital TV development

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is seeking the views of interested parties on how ACMA and the industry should approach the development of codes and standards for digital television. 'We encourage industry participants to share their views with ACMA, particularly about how it should approach the making of mandatory requirements in the digital television area,' said Chris Chapman, ACMA Chairman.

Amendments to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 have introduced new provisions allowing ACMA to determine technical standards for the transmission and reception of digital television to assist in minimising the impact on consumers of the transition to new types of services and equipment. ACMA may also register industry codes and develop industry standards if no code is developed or a registered code proves deficient.

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