Free TV has announced that the WIN Network would be rejoining Free TV Australia as a member, effective from March 9 2018. The regional broadcaster quit the TV lobby group back in September 2015 after members disagreed about the impending media law reform proposals.
WIN Network Andrew Lancaster (pictured) said: “We are very pleased to be back as a member of Free TV. Commercial free-to-air television broadcasters are facing more challenges than ever before and it is important that we work together to ensure that all Australians continue to enjoy the free television services they rely on and value.”
Free TV chairman Harold Mitchell commented: “I am delighted that WIN has decided to rejoin Free TV. This means Free TV once again represents 100% of commercial television broadcasters. We know we are much stronger together and with WIN back in the fold, Free TV will continue to drive the important outcomes to ensure a strong future for us all.”
Free TV CEO Bridget Fair said: “I am looking forward to working with Andrew Lancaster and his team as we continue to represent Australian commercial television, which has a unique and important place in both regional and metropolitan communities.”