TVS – Television Sydney, the Community TV broadcaster for the Sydney area has ceased it’s free to air transmissions as of last night, 20/10/2015.
This is the first Community TV service to close down, with the other stations in other cities to follow by the end of 2016. The current federal government has a policy of shutting down access to free to air spectrum, and forcing the Community TV stations to operate on an online only basis.
Regional TV Australia is disappointed to see the first station close under this harsh and mean spirited new government policy, and hopes that a future government will find a solution to bring back free to air Community TV services, and expand them to new areas. Sadly, it is unlikely.