I do thank the member for her query. Since 2014, it’s been the coverage of this authorities that the radio frequency spectrum that was traditionally made out there to group stations in our 5 largest cities ought to be put to various makes use of, and now we have supported our group tv to transition to delivering its content material on-line.
Neighborhood tv will proceed to have an vital future, will proceed to be a spot the place members of the group could make tv content material, however there’s the capability to generate and disseminate that content material on-line.
Already the group, the spectrum that was getting used for group tv in Sydney, in Brisbane and in Perth is now not getting used for that function, and our authorities has offered funding to group tv to make this transition each in 2019 and extra lately in December to assist the transition on-line.
[When] We take a look at the place a few of the finest Australian new expertise is growing in the present day, it’s people who find themselves producing content material on-line, disseminating it for instance by means of YouTube. … The group channel run by Natalie Tran with 1.three million subscribers.* So we all know that folks could be very profitable in producing unique, inventive content material and disseminating it on-line and that’s definitely the place we need to see group tv – we offered funding for that and that’s been the federal government’s coverage that we’ve dedicated to and we’ve been implementing since 2014.