The national media authority will consider two new applications for a Hunter-based television station.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority rejected an application from Hunter Television to set up a free-to-air television station that would broadcast only to the Hunter region last week.
Hunter Television immediately moved to appeal the decision with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Commonwealth Ombudsman, but manager Rod Breis received word that ACMA would review its decision.
An ACMA spokesman said yesterday the organisation would not overturn
its original decision but would consider two new applications from Hunter Television.
“With Hunter Television’s application for review of the decision they included two additional applications with differing technical specifications, each of which will be considered separately,” he said.
“The ACMA is yet to make a determination on these applications and Mr Breis will be advised of the outcome in due course.”