Feb 26, 2013

The fight to put more Australian content on (digital) TV

The "Australian Screens, Australian Stories" campaign aims to fight for local TV programming across free-to-air and digital channels as the government drafts new legislation. Dr Vincent O'Donnell reports.

Senator Stephen Conroy’s announcement late last year that Australian content rules are to be extended to the digital siblings of the legacy free-to-air channels has made bedfellows of four major players in the Australian film and TV production scene.

These organisations are sometimes wary of one another’s company. The “Australian Screens, Australian Stories” campaign is led by the Australian Directors Guild, Australian Writers’ Guild, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance and the Screen Producers Association of Australia.

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One thought on “The fight to put more Australian content on (digital) TV

  1. Madison

    Conroy will have another game of golf with Stokes and it will be all over like last time.
    Oz TV is truly appalling, whats the point of great digital if its content is rehashed crap from the 60’s, bogan reality and infotainment?

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