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Australian regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority has formed a new Digital Television Branch within the regulator’s Inputs to Industry Division. The branch will act as a single point of contact and accountability for all television digitisation work.

Contacts had been spread across a number of different branches within the division, not helping the administrative process which will lead to analogue switch-off  by 2013.

ACMA chair Chris Chapman said: “ACMA is very conscious of the imperative that, in this increasingly dynamic world of media and communications, it needs to continuously reassess organisational structure. This means ACMA needs to be organisationally adept at creating and repurposing operational teams and taskforce structures when required. The creation of this branch to integrate television digitisation activities is a good example of this approach in action.”

The new branch will also work closely with the government’s Digital Switchover Taskforce which sits within the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

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