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The Free TV Australia Engineering Committee has been a standing committee of the commercial television industry's representative body since 1965. The Committee's major roles include;
•    developing common operational practices for this industry
•    contributing to technical planning and standard setting bodies
•    participating in national and international negotiations about the development of the broadcasting system
•    involvement in related technical matters, such as technical and safety standards.

The Free TV Australia Engineering Committee maintains a number of Operational Practices (OPs) relevant to digital television broadcasting.

OP 75 – AUDIO REFERENCE LEVEL FOR STREAMED MEDIA SOUND TRACKS
Issue 1 – March 2015
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OP 72 - IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTENT REFERENCE IDS BY AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION BROADCASTERS

Issue 1 - December 2014
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OP 71 - RECOMMENDED DVB-T TRANSMITTER MODULATOR SETTINGS 
Issue 1 - December 2014
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OP 70 - SPECTRUM USAGE FOR ENG AND TVOB OPERATIONS IN PERTH
Issue 2 - March 2016
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OP 69 - SPECTRUM USAGE FOR ENG AND TVOB OPERATIONS IN RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS

Issue 1 - December 2014
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OP 68 - SPECTRUM USAGE FOR ENG AND TVOB OPERATIONS IN THE DARWIN AREA
Issue 1 - December 2014
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OP 67 - SPECTRUM USAGE FOR ENG AND TVOB OPERATIONS IN THE HOBART AREA
Issue 1 - December 2014
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OP 66 - SPECTRUM USAGE FOR ENG AND TVOB OPERATIONS IN THE ADELAIDE AREA
Issue 1 - December 2014
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OP 65 - SPECTRUM USAGE FOR ENG AND TVOB OPERATIONS IN THE MELBOURNE AREA
Issue 1 - December 2014
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OP 64 - SPECTRUM USAGE FOR ENG AND TVOB OPERATIONS IN SYDNEY/CANBERRA AREA
Issue 1 - December 2014
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OP 63 - SPECTRUM USAGE FOR ENG AND TVOB OPERATIONS IN BRISBANE/GOLD COAST AREA
Issue 1 - December 2014
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OP 62 - METADATA PARAMETERS FOR AUDIO CODING SYSTEMS FOR TELEVISION BROADCASTING
Issue 1 - November 2014
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FREE TV AUSTRALIA DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION BROADCASTING (DTTB) SERVICE INFORMATION REGISTER
Issue 8 - June 2016 
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OP 61 - IMPLEMENTATION OF HbbTV IN AUSTRALIA
Issue 3 - December 2014
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OP 60 - MULTI-CHANNEL SOUND TRACK DOWN-MIX AND UP-MIX
Issue 3 - November 2014 - UPDATED
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OP 59 - MEASUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF LOUDNESS IN SOUNDTRACKS FOR TELEVISION BROADCASTING
Issue 3 - July 2016
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    Advisory Note to Advertising Agencies and Production Facilities 
    Advisory Note to Production Sound Engineers

OP 58 - IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE FOR DVB EIT SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Issue 3 - December 2014
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OP 57 - RECOMMENDED BIT RATES FOR AUDIO CODING SCHEMES IN THE BROADCASTING CONTRIBUTION CHAIN
Issue 2 - March 2016
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OP 56 - METADATA EXCHANGE FOR AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION BROADCASTING
Issue 1 - December 2008
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OP 55 - DVD-VIDEO ENCODING FOR EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT (NOT BROADCAST)
Issue 1 - September 2008
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OP 54 - OUTSIDE BROADCAST REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR LONG DISTANCE EVENTS
Issue 2 - January 2015
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OP 53 - FILE DELIVERY FORMAT EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT (NOT BROADCAST)
Issue 3 - February 2010
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OP 52 - INTERIM DIGITAL FILE FORMAT FOR DELIVERY OF COMMERCIALS DURING THE BROADCASTERS’ MIGRATION TO MXF
Issue 1 - January 2006
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OP 51 - OUTSIDE BROADCAST REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS
Issue 2 - January 2015
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OP 50 - OUTSIDE BROADCAST REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTORSPORT
Issue 2 - January 2015
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OP 49 - IDENTIFICATION AND ORDERING OF MULTIPLE AUDIO TRACKS CARRIED ON CONTRIBUTION CIRCUITS
Issue 3 - March 2016
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OP 48 - AUDIO LEVELS AND LOUDNESS
Issue  4 - July 2016 
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OP 47 - STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TELETEXT SUBTITLES AND VBI DATA FOR HD TELEVISION
Issue 5 - December 2014
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OP 46 - IMPLEMENTATION OF SYSTEM SOFTWARE UPGRADES IN AUSTRALIAN DVB-T SYSTEMS
Issue 2 - August 2006
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OP 45 - APPLICATION OF TIME RELATED TABLES IN AUSTRALIAN DVB-T SYSTEMS
Issue 4 - October 2012
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OP 44 - IMPLEMENTATION OF DVB EIT PRESENT FOLLOWING INFORMATION
Issue 6 - December 2014
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OP 43 - SERVICE REPLACEMENT SERVICE PROCEDURES
Issue 3 - September 2008
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OP 42 - DISTRIBUTION, TRANSMISSION AND MONITORING OF CLOSED CAPTIONS
Issue 4 - December 2012 - UPDATED
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OP 41 - LCN DESCRIPTOR
Issue 7 - February 2013
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OP 40 - ALLOCATION OF DVB SERVICE INFORMATION CODES FOR AUSTRALIA
Issue 3 - December 2012 - UPDATED
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OP 39 - DVB CONTENT DESCRIPTOR
Issue 5 - August 2008
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OP 38 - ISDN CODEC EQUIPMENT USED FOR COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS
Issue 1 - September 2001
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OP 37 - OUTSIDE BROADCAST REQUIREMENTS FOR SWIMMING
Issue 4 - January 2015
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OP 36 - QUALITY SPECIFICATIONS FOR DELIVERY OF SDTV AND HDTV COMMERCIALS ON STORAGE MEDIA
Issue 8 - July 2016
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OP 35 - OUTSIDE BROADCAST REQUIREMENTS FOR CRICKET
Issue 4 - January 2015
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OP 34 - DIGITAL HDCAM
Issue 2 - December 2002
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OP 33 - OUTSIDE BROADCAST REQUIREMENTS FOR AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Issue 4 - January 2015
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OP 32 - OUTSIDE BROADCAST REQUIREMENTS FOR RUGBY LEAGUE RUGBY UNION AND SOCCER
Issue 4 - January 2015 
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OP 31 - LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS FOR TELEVISION
Issue 3 - January 2015
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OP 30 - QUALITY SPECIFICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL EXCHANGE OF PROGRAMS IN SDTV AND HDTV 
Issue 6 - Effective 1 January 2014 - NEW
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OP 29 - QUALITY SPECIFICATIONS FOR FILE DELIVERY OF SDTV AND HDTV COMMERCIALS
Issue 7 - July 2016
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OP 28 - DIGITAL BETACAM
Issue 2 - December 2002
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OP 27 - OPERATION OF WIRELESS MICROPHONES IN AUSTRALIA
Issue 4 - December 2014
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* This Operational Practice was developed by the Free TV Australia Project Group - Outside Broadcasts.  Free TV Australia Project Group - Outside Broadcasts draws upon a wealth of expertise from within the commercial television industry.  Its recommendations are representative of consensus viewpoints across the sports broadcasting industry.