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Commercial television is the home of Australian content, showing more than any other platform, making us the backbone of the local television production industry.

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As the peak industry body for Australia’s commercial free-to-air broadcasters, Free TV Australia advances the interests of our members in national policy debates, positions the industry for the future in technology and innovation and highlights the important contribution commercial free-to-air television makes to Australia’s culture and economy.

$1.63 billion spent on Australian local content

More than 25,000 hours of Australian content shown on commercial television every year

432 hours of first run Australian drama shown in 2018

84.5% of all programming expenditure is spent on Australian content

13 million Australians watch Free TV every day

6 out of every 10 dollars spent on Australian television content comes from Free TV

Our Members

Free TV Australia proudly represents all of Australia’s commercial free-to-air television broadcasters in metropolitan, regional and remote licence areas.

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Free TV members employ more than 15K people and contribute $2.8 billion to the Australian economy

Recent News

February 11, 2024 in Media Release

Free TV mourns industry titan Harold Mitchell AC

Free TV is deeply saddened by the passing of Harold Mitchell AC, former Chairman of Free TV Australia and a distinguished Australian who left an indelible mark on the fields…
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February 9, 2024 in Media Release

Access to local TV services and free sport under threat unless laws are strengthened

Millions of Australians will be unable to watch the biggest sporting events or find free TV services on their smart devices if crucial changes are not made to a federal…
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