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Broadcasting and publishing services (COFOG-A 83)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.170.

Broadcasting and publishing services (COFOG-A 83) consists of government expenditure on broadcasting and publishing services. This category is further classified into:

  • broadcasting services (COFOG-A 0831); and
  • publishing services (COFOG-A 0832).

Broadcasting services (COFOG-A 0831)

A1C.171.

Broadcasting services (COFOG-A 0831) consists of:

  • the administration of broadcasting affairs; supervision and regulation of broadcasting services;
  • the operation or support of broadcasting services; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the construction or acquisition of facilities for television or radio broadcasting; the production of material for, and its presentation by, broadcasting; the gathering of news or other information for broadcasting.

Includes: Production of cultural material intended for overseas broadcasting; administering the collection of commercial radio and television licence fees; support of film production.

Excludes: Provision of education by radio or television broadcasting (classified to the appropriate class of COFOG-A 09); support of cultural services for distribution beyond national boundaries (classified to external affairs (COFOG-A 0113)).

Publishing services (COFOG-A 0832)

A1C.172.

Publishing services (COFOG-A 0832) consists of:

  • the administration of publishing affairs; supervision and regulation of publishing services;
  • the operation or support of publishing services; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the construction or acquisition of plant, equipment or materials for newspaper, magazine or book publishing; the gathering of news or other information for publishing; the distribution of published works.

Excludes:  Government printing offices and plants (classified to general services not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0139)).