National Broadcasters’ Provision of Digital Services
To provide digital media services
Under their respective Charters, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) are required to provide digital media services. The provision of digital services allow for access to diverse content through broadband and mobile platforms, including ABC iView and SBS On Demand, which allow for the creation, production, distribution and dissemination of culturally diverse material, including content created specifically for those platforms.
That Australians have access to diversity of content and services.
While the Australian Government funds the national broadcasters on a triennium basis, they are independent in operational and programming decisions. The Government has no role in how the ABC and SBS allocates funding.
Public Broadcasting measures are monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure they are delivering the intended outcomes.