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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

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1998-1999-2000-2001

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the House of Representatives

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 7, page 5 (line 33) to page 6 (line 4), omit the item.

[clause 7 of Schedule 2—licence conditions]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 6 (lines 12 to 14), omit paragraph (a), substitute:

                     (a)  if a relevant determination is in force under subclause (2)—ignore HDTV demonstration programs, so long as the licensee complies with such conditions (if any) as are specified in the determination; and

[clause 37EA of Schedule 4—commercial television broadcasting licensees]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 6 (line 20), omit “specified television programs”, substitute “HDTV demonstration programs”.

[clause 37EA of Schedule 4—commercial television broadcasting licensees]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 7 (lines 4 to 16), omit subclause (6).

[clause 37EA of Schedule 4—commercial television broadcasting licensees]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 7 (lines 17 to 28), omit subclause (7), substitute:

20 hour HDTV quota

             (7)  In determining, after the end of the 2-year period referred to in paragraph 37E(2)(b) of this Schedule, whether a commercial television broadcasting licensee has met the HDTV 20 hour requirement for a week, ignore any HDTV demonstration programs transmitted by the licensee during the week.

[clause 37EA of Schedule 4—commercial television broadcasting licensees]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 8 (after line 10), after the definition of HDTV 20 hour requirement , insert:

HDTV demonstration program means a television program that is:

                     (a)  not longer than 60 minutes; and

                     (b)  transmitted in HDTV digital mode on the HDTV version of a commercial television broadcasting service; and

                     (c)  produced for the sole purpose of allowing the benefits of transmission in HDTV digital mode to be demonstrated to potential purchasers of equipment capable of receiving television programs in HDTV digital mode.

[clause 37EA of Schedule 4—commercial television broadcasting licensees]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 8, page 8 (lines 13 and 14), omit the definition of qualifying program .

[clause 37EA of Schedule 4—commercial television broadcasting licensees]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 9, page 8 (lines 22 to 24), omit paragraph (a), substitute:

                     (a)  if a relevant determination is in force under subclause (2)—ignore HDTV demonstration programs, so long as the national broadcaster complies with such conditions (if any) as are specified in the determination; and

[clause 37FA of Schedule 4—national broadcasters]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 9, page 8 (line 31), omit “specified television programs”, substitute “HDTV demonstration programs”.

[clause 37FA of Schedule 4—national broadcasters]

(10)   Schedule 1, item 9, page 9 (lines 15 to 27), omit subclause (6).

[clause 37FA of Schedule 4—national broadcasters]

(11)   Schedule 1, item 9, page 9 (line 28) to page 10 (line 3), omit subclause (7), substitute:

20 hour HDTV quota

             (7)  In determining, after the end of the 2-year period referred to in paragraph 37F(2)(b) of this Schedule, whether a national broadcaster has met the HDTV 20 hour requirement for a week, ignore any HDTV demonstration programs transmitted by the national broadcaster during the week.

[clause 37FA of Schedule 4—national broadcasters]

(12)   Schedule 1, item 9, page 10 (after line 17), after the definition of HDTV 20 hour requirement , insert:

HDTV demonstration program means a television program that is:

                     (a)  not longer than 60 minutes; and

                     (b)  transmitted in HDTV digital mode on the HDTV version of a national television broadcasting service; and

                     (c)  produced for the sole purpose of allowing the benefits of transmission in HDTV digital mode to be demonstrated to potential purchasers of equipment capable of receiving television programs in HDTV digital mode.

[clause 37FA of Schedule 4—national broadcasters]

(13)   Schedule 1, item 9, page 10 (lines 20 and 21), omit the definition of qualifying program .

[clause 37FA of Schedule 4—national broadcasters]

(14)   Schedule 1, item 12, page 11 (lines 13 to 16), omit the item.

[clause 37K of Schedule 4—national broadcasters]

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              I C HARRIS

Clerk of the House of Representatives

 

House of Representatives

27 June 2001