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

August 11, 2022 in Media Release

Free TV committed to working with Minister Rowland on Prominence Framework

Free TV today welcomed Minister Rowland’s prioritisation of a legislated prominence regime, with the Future of Broadcasting Working Group to contribute to this process. Free TV CEO, Bridget Fair said…
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June 1, 2022 in Media Release

Free TV Welcomes Michelle Rowland as Minister
for Communications

Free TV members from metro, regional and rural areas have today welcomed the Government’sannouncement of Michelle Rowland as Minister for Communications. Bridget Fair, Free TV CEO, said, “I have valued…
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