Pre-Launch Update - 22nd March 2004
*This communication was received
from the CTVAA's Glenn Stapleton on the 22nd March
2004, and we have decided to run it, as we follow
the story on Community Television in Australia.
This email is to officially pre-launch and invite
open and transparent participation in the growth and
development of the Community Television Association
of Australia Inc (CTVAA).
Preliminary foundations were undertaken over the last
4 months as many of you are aware but I have been
concious of the need for the Licence Application Process
to be finalised (in relation to ACE Ltd applications)
before we moved forward.
The need to quickly develop a Unified, National Community
Television Sector incorporating all people involved
(individuals, groups, producers and licensees) on
a level playing field is paramount.
Additionally, the need to ensure the long term future
of funding and infrastructure to the sector including
the digital transition is of equal importance.
We have updated the CTVAA website to include 4 documents
relating to the future of Community Television in
Australia. These include a Powerpoint and a document
developed through CBAA workshops in 2002 / 2003, the
underlying planning document for the successful TVS
Bid in Sydney authored by Slice TV in 2002 and the
Submission by Community Television Australia Ltd to
the Minister in 2003.
It is envisaged that these documents will form the
foundational basis for developing the official strategy
for the sector by the CTVAA.
The CTVAA has Founding State Presidents in each of
the 8 States and Territories and I am the Founding
As we develop membership over the next few weeks and
months and have discussions with all the new Permanent
Licensees and Trial Licensees across Australia we
will investigate changes to these positions, if required,
on an open and democratic basis, and in the interests
of Unity and Transparency in the Sector.
Additionally, Community Television Australia Ltd (CTVA)
as part of the development of the National Plan has
secured significant Broadcast Television Equipment
including Outside Broadcast Vehicles and a fully funded
National Transmission plan for the Sector. These and
many other opportunities will be available to the
sector through the CTVAA.
A huge immediate advantage to Program Suppliers, Producers,
Supporters, Individuals and Community Groups by joining
the CTVAA will be the ability to have direct input
and involvement in the future planning of the sector
on a very local basis through the Local Government
Area Branch structure of the Association - http://ctvaa.org.au/structure.html
I encourage you and your organisation to join the
association today! Visit the Association Website and
download a membership application form - http://ctvaa.org.au
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find the list of current State Presidents below.
Founding National President
New South Wales
Peterson: Gladesville Television Group
Jones: University of Queensland / C31 Ltd
Meszaros: CTV Perth / West TV
Simmons: Sandhurst Television, Community TV Trial
Gates: Community TV Trial in Hobart
Koeppen: CTV Adelaide Ltd
Rogers: PY Media (Indigenous Community Media)
Karin Geiselhart: Canberra Community Development,
former NOIE staffer
Man Australia: Channel 31 profile
Man Australia: Media News
- A Yahoo! Groups Post! 10th February 2004