The Government is undertaking a review of Australian media services in the Asia-Pacific.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ceased shortwave broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region in January 2017 ahead of a transition to FM transmission.
The review is assessing the reach of Australia’s media in the Asia-Pacific region, including examining whether shortwave radio technology should be used.
All media distribution platforms – television, radio and online – are being examined including commercial, community and publicly funded services.
The review is also looking at different types of technologies such as analogue, digital and satellite radio and television services and online services.
The review will analyse the:
coverage and access of existing Australian media services in the Asia Pacific region; and
use and value of Australian shortwave technology in the Asia Pacific region.
The review will cover:
all media distribution platforms (i.e. television, radio and online);
commercial, community and publicly funded services; and
different types of technologies such as analogue, digital and satellite radio and television services and online services.