Channel 31 is the frequency currently reserved for free-to-air community television (CTV) stations in the major Australian capital cities. Free-to-air (FTA Television (TV and Radio broadcasts are sent unencrypted and may be received via any suitable receiver Free-to-view Australia's Community Television is a form of Citizen media much like Public Access Television in the United States and the Community Channel in Canada For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The stations broadcast in analogue only at present but have been assured by the Federal Government of a transition to digital transmission in the future.
Each station is a not-for-profit entity and is subject to specific provisions of the Broadcasting Services Act (1992). A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage A Code of Conduct, registered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority, provides additional regulation of the sector. Australian Communications and Media Authority is an Australian government agency whose main roles are to regulate Broadcasting, radiocommunications and Telecommunications
The CTV stations operate independently so they are technically not a network (in the commonly held definition of the term). However, some programs are broadcast on multiple stations in the group, and they do co-operate with each other in various ways.
The stations act collectively through the Australian Community Television Alliance. The Australian Community Television Alliance (ACTA is a not-for-profit industry association representing Free-to-air community television (CTV channels licensed
The Antenna Awards are the annual Channel 31 community television awards, held since since 2004 and traditionally hosted at a gala awards ceremony at Federation Square in Melbourne by C31 Melbourne. C31 Adelaide is a community television station broadcasting in Adelaide, South Australia on the Channel 31 frequency since April 23 C31 Melbourne, also known as Channel 31 Melbourne ( Call letters MGV-31 is a Non-profit community Television station in Melbourne TVS, or Television Sydney ( ( Call sign TSN-31 is a free-to-air community television station broadcasting in Sydney Australia on UHF Access 31 ( Call letters ATW-31 was a Free-to-air community television station based in Perth, Australia which had broadcast on UHF The Antenna Awards are an annual award ceremony that recognises outstanding Community television programs broadcast on Australia 's Channel 31 stations "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Federation Square (also colloquially known as Fed Square) is a cultural precinct in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 C31 Melbourne, also known as Channel 31 Melbourne ( Call letters MGV-31 is a Non-profit community Television station in Melbourne