Seven responds to ACMA breach – A statement from Seven Network
In response to a communication from the ACMA relating to an undertaking by Seven to hire one journalist for the Mildura/Sunraysia licence area.
The breach now identified by ACMA arose out of a miscommunication, compounded by having two different types of broadcast licence in Mildura, one of which is exempt from local programming requirements. Seven is now recruiting a journalist to produce news for Mildura/Sunraysia.
There was previously no requirement for local content in the Mildura/Sunraysia licence area, whereas all other “trigger events” (that is, following Seven’s acquisition of Prime in 2022) impacted markets that had existing local programming obligations. All other Prime licence areas met the increased local programming obligations.
Every week, Seven broadcasts more than 170 news and public affairs bulletins across the capital cities and regional Australia, more than any other commercial TV network.
Media Release – Seven
Link to ACMA HERE
TV Central ACMA breach original story HERE