I Read this article and thought it may be of interest to Sunshine Coast Viewers.
I am interested to see how the government implements the inclusion of more Australian content with Netflix and others. I do hope that more funding is given to ABC for Australian program production as well as more actions on Commercial stations to reduce”reality TV shows” and provide real entertainment with more Australian and worldwide (not just U.S.) content.
I encourage you to make your views known to your local and Federal MP.
Cheers, Phil White
Here is the article….
“The federal government has proposed a number of media reforms to support the free-to-air TV industry hit hard by the pandemic.”
“Communications minister Paul Fletcher says the reforms are needed to keep up with the digital era and help TV networks which are suffering from declining advertising revenue due to COVID.”
“The proposed measures include:
- Offering commercial broadcasters the choice to operate under a new kind of commercial television broadcasting licence, with a reduced regulatory burden provided they agree to move at a future point to using less radiofrequency spectrum;
- Promoting the public interest by using proceeds from freed-up spectrum to invest in Australian news and screen content;
- Introducing an Australian content spend obligation on video-on-demand services; and
- Formalising the role of national broadcasters as key providers of Australian content.”
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