SPA has again taken the Federal Government to task for its proposed Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme, labelling the next steps in the media reform agenda as "weak" and "lacking in a vision or plan".
The Federal Government has committed $4.2 billion in funding for the public broadcasters over the next three years, while concurrently outlining the next steps in its media reform agenda.
Four of the major SVOD providers - Amazon, Disney+, Netflix and Stan - spent more than $260 million collectively on Australian content in 2019-20, according to data from the ACMA.
Australia's leading children's producers are calling for a 20 per cent children's sub-quota to be placed on streaming platforms, based on an overall 20 per cent revenue-based local content requirement.
The ABC has used its submission to the Federal Government's media reform green paper review to request an additional $90 million in funding, while at the same time joining SBS in dismissing content obligations as "unnecessary".
Free TV Australia believes the proposals outlined in the Federal Government's media reform green paper will not meet the needs of viewers or the broadcast sector, but says there is "time to get this right".
The Australian Directors' Guild and Australian Writers' Guild have joined Screen Producers Australia in proposing that SVOD and AVOD services be required to spend 20 per cent of their Australian revenue on local content as part of their submissions to the Federal Government's media reform green paper.
Screen Producers Australia has released its submission to Federal Government's media reform green paper, outlining steps to address what it percieves to be a "regulatory gap" with streaming platforms in Australia.