National Broadcasters’ Provision of Digital Services

Special Broadcasting Service, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Key objectives of the measure:

To provide digital media services

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

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.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

That Australians have access to diversity of content and services.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

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.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Public Broadcasting measures are monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure they are delivering the intended outcomes.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Programs are assessed against performance measures set out in the corporate plan.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts