Perth community TV in peril
Access 31, will hold an emergency meeting on June 27 to determine its future. Unless the station accesses major new funding and broadcasts in digital, liquidators have said they will close down the studios.
The station is run by volunteers and produces local programs including Wake Up! WA, The Couch and Sweet & Sour.
The closure of Access 31 will see the end of community television in Western Australia, a fate likely to be expected by other community stations in the country. Access 31 has been broadcasting from its Belmont studios since 1999.
The Australian Community Television Alliance (ACTA) was established in March to lobby the new Federal Government over representation, funding and inclusion in digital broadcasting.
Source: Access 31