Following from media coverage earlier this week on the ABC, the push to recognise community television at the Logie Awards continues.
Now non-profit industry body The Australian Community Television Alliance (ACTA) has called on Logie organisers to allow Channel 31’s The Bazura Project to compete for the award for peer-voted Outstanding Comedy Show.
“At a time when there are continuing calls for increased local content on Australian television we believe that this decision is unfair and unreasonable,” said Laurie Patton, ACTA spokesman and CEO of TVS (Television Sydney).
“Where will we find the next Rove, the next Corinne Grant, the next Hamish and Andy – all of whom got their start on Community Television – if we don’t encourage people to have a go and if we don’t recognise them in the most important industry awards?” Mr Patton added.
Earlier this week Media Watch reported on the snubbing of The Bazura Project by the Logies, which has not extended the party invite to community TV.