Channel 31 (Australia)

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Channel 31 is the frequency currently reserved for free-to-air community television (CTV) stations in the major Australian capital cities.

Each station is a not-for-profit entity and is subject to specific provisions of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992. A Code of Conduct, registered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority, provides additional regulation of the sector.

The CTV stations operate independently so they are technically not a network (in the commonly held definition of the term). However, some programs are broadcast on multiple stations in the group, and they do co-operate with each other in various ways. The stations act collectively through the Australian Community Television Alliance.

Because of funding by the Australian government all channels are broadcasting in digital on Channel 44. Channel 44 is 576i (same as the analogue channel) but broadcast in 16:9 instead of 4:3.


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Antenna Awards[edit]

Main article: Antenna Awards

The Antenna Awards are the annual Channel 31 community television awards, held since 2004 and traditionally hosted at a gala awards ceremony at Federation Square in Melbourne by C31 Melbourne.

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