Screen Producers Australia has called on the government to ensure foreign subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services contribute their â€œfair shareâ€ to the Australian production industry by commissioning local content.
Despite all the hype about the streaming revolution, Netflix and Stan do not simply replace free-to-air TV; they complement and interact with it, write RMIT's Ramon Lobato and the University of Melbourne's Alexa Scarlata.
Marcus Gillezeau, an International Digital Emmy and AACTA Award-winning independent producer, writer and EP, suggests Australia needs a 'whole-of-country' approach to reap the benefits of the streaming age.
The Federal Government has committed to a staged process of media regulation reform, ultimately culminating in what it hopes will be "platform-neutral regulatory framework covering both online and offline delivery of media content."
Both SPA and the ADG have identified the potential for a "production void" if there is a prolonged delay between the government's relaxation of local content quotas for commercial free-to-air broadcasters and any imposition of obligations on streamers.