We are the united voice of Australia’s commercial television broadcasters.

Australian. Trusted. Free.

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

November 25, 2020 in Media Release

Drama Report shows commercial broadcasters’ commitment to Australian content despite a challenging year

Screen Australia’s Drama Report released today again showed that commercial free-to-air broadcasters remained the largest investors in Australian drama production, directly investing $61 million across 18 titles in Australian drama…
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November 23, 2020 in Media Release, Op-ed

Op-ed – ‘User pays’ rule applies to Google and Facebook cashing in on local news content

Gregory Hywood, Chairman, Free TV Australia   Federal cabinet is facing a critical decision that will determine the future of quality journalism in Australia for generations. Innovative legislation under consideration…
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