In a submission lodged with the ACCC inquiry into
digital platforms, Free TV today called for greater regulatory oversight of
Facebook and Google.
The Free TV submission identifies a number of key areas
Free TV CEO Bridget Fair said “This is a watershed moment for the media sector. Google and Facebook have become virtual monopolies, with huge influence and market power, but very little regulatory oversight. We are competing with these platforms for advertising dollars and for viewers. The ACCC has a critical role to play in ensuring that this fight occurs on fair terms.
Commercial television broadcasters are still operating under a regulatory framework which was largely conceived in the 1980’s. We are the cornerstone of the Australian production ecosystem and the source of trusted news content that is vital to our democracy. The ACCC needs to ensure that the regulatory framework does not inhibit competition so that all Australians can continue to enjoy the local news and entertainment content they depend on.”
Download a PDF of the media release
Download the full Free TV submission