Aussie's FTA to pay spectrum fees.

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Australia is planning to have FTA TV stations pay licensee spectrum-based fees instead of license fees to the State. The spectrum fee is a fee based on each transmission site that uses airwaves.

With the reform, broadcasters will be paying annual spectrum fees estimated at around A$40 million, compared to the current A$130 million.

Under the Television License Fees Act 1964, commercial TV broadcasters were required to pay a...

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