Australian Communications and Media Authority

Watchdog throws Foxtel-Ten deal into doubt

Australia’s corporate regulator has thrown a spanner in the works of the proposed deal that would see pay TV market leader Foxtel buy a stake in free TV channel Network Ten. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned Foxtel and Ten would be able to enter joint bids for sports rights “to the exclusion […]

Aussie FTA nets exceed local content quotas

Australia’s commercial free-to-air broadcasters exceeded their local content quotas in 2013, a government media authority has reported. Seven Network, Nine Network and Ten Network all reported meeting main channel quotas of 55% Australian-created programming during 2013, according to a report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority. Seven provided an average of 69%, Nine 65% […]