Terms and conditions of competitions are not generally something that can be dealt with under broadcasting standards. Queries are best directed to the broadcaster.
We don’t deal with issues relating to the volume or sound of programmes. We suggest you direct your concerns to the broadcaster.
We don’t generally comment on whether we’ve received a complaint about a particular broadcast.
In most cases, complaints must go to the broadcaster first. You could ask the broadcaster if a programme has been complained about.
Once complaints are determined, we publish the decisions on our website.
We can’t give specific advice on whether a programme might breach standards, as this could risk pre-determining the Authority’s views if we received a complaint.
We can give general guidance about broadcasting standards and factors the Authority may consider.
All our previous decisions are published on our website. These contain guidance and you can see if we’ve considered a similar issue.
Broadcasters that make more than $500,000 in annual revenue from broadcasting in New Zealand pay a set proportion of this to the BSA. This ‘broadcasting levy’ helps fund the standards system and BSA operations.
For more information, see Broadcasting Levy.
We commission and publish research as part of our role to oversee and develop the broadcasting standards system.
Our research helps us understand community attitudes and expectations around broadcasting and to make sure our decisions reflect society’s diverse, contemporary views and opinions.
It also helps broadcasters to understand what the community thinks and how the standards apply.