What will be left of rural television stations?
Federal rules governing television stations were meant to keep them connected to the communities they serve. The Trump administration wants to weaken those rules, and those civic links.
The government is attempting to push community television off air and online.
Community TV in Australia is under threat because of plans to hand over extra broadcast spectrum to the commercial networks. But they don't even need that spectrum to test any new technologies.
Film and television workers cut their teeth at places such as Melbourne’s Channel 31.
Last week, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that community television broadcasts will be pushed online at the end of 2015. Turnbull’s announcement came as a surprise to many of those…