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Community TV broadcasters Get Two More Years – Then Internet

The Turnbull Government has reneged on plans to force community TV broadcasters in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to vacate terrestrial spectrum and instead use the Internet as their distribution platform.

The broadcasters will now have a further two years before they must vacate the spectrum.

Community TV services in Brisbane and Sydney have already ceased broadcasting over this spectrum. The vacated spectrum in Sydney is being used for a trial of next-generation broadcasting technology that the Government says could enable new services for viewers, like terrestrial broadcasting of ultra-high definition 4K TVs.

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