5621 Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting

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Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
Reference period
2006 (Revision 2.0)

5621 Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting

This class consists of units mainly engaged in free-to-air television broadcasting of visual content, in the form of electronic images together with sound, through broadcasting studios and facilities. These units may also produce or transmit visual programming to affiliated broadcast television stations, which in turn broadcast the programs on a pre-determined schedule. Transmissions are made available without cost to the viewer.

Primary activities

  • Free-to-air television service
  • Television broadcasting network operation
  • Television broadcasting station operation


Units mainly engaged in

  • broadcasting television programs for pay or subscription television networks or stations are included in Class 5622 Cable and Other Subscription Broadcasting;
  • broadcasting exclusively on the internet are included in Class 5700 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting;
  • producing motion pictures, videos and television programs or commercials are included in Class 5511 Motion Picture and Video Production; and
  • acquiring distribution rights and distributing motion pictures and videos are included in Class 5512 Motion Picture and Video Distribution.
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