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The ongoing fight for Australian Netflix content quotas

The ongoing fight for Australian Netflix content quotas

European Parliament has just agreed to landmark content quotas for Netflix and Amazon. Will Australia follow?

Fifield’s weak media changes help the billionaires, do little for the bush

Fifield’s weak media changes help the billionaires, do little for the bush

Despite the hype, the government's media ownership reforms are relatively modest. And history shows they're not likely to successful mergers. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Nats mull more ‘draconian’ content rules in the bush

Nats mull more ‘draconian’ content rules in the bush

The last time the Nationals were allowed to regulate media content, Labor had to fix up the resulting mess. Now they're at it again.

Idiot’s Guide to the Convergence Review: local content in global age

Idiot’s Guide to the Convergence Review: local content in global age

While the Convergence Review's final report put forward a radical rewriting of the basis for media diversity regulation, on local and children's content this is a strongly status quo report.

More channels but less local content on Australian TV

More channels but less local content on Australian TV

Australian content is being diluted by multi-channelling, according to a new Screen Australia report released yesterday.

The Oz goes Fairfax … local content quotas … ACCC’s media worry …

The Oz goes Fairfax … local content quotas … ACCC’s media worry …

The Australian tells Fairfax how to do its job. Plus, Free TV Australia wants to loosen the Australian content quota restrictions placed on Australian FTA broadcasters and other media news of the day.

Regional radio content: guarantee to remain relevant is up for grabs

Regional radio content: guarantee to remain relevant is up for grabs

The government plans to change the restrictions that force media proprietors to maintain levels of local presence on regional radio after a change in ownership. Expect amalgamated newsrooms, hubbed content and fewer jobs for reporters.

How much local content are we getting for our $250k?

How much local content are we getting for our $250k?

Australia's digital channels are still exempt from the "55% local content" rules. Given they just got a $250k hand-out from the government under the guise of protecting Australian TV, isn't it time some quotas were enforced? asks David Knox.

Has a Mac-deal been done on local radio content?

Has a Mac-deal been done on local radio content?

What’s going on behind the scenes on the thorny issue of protecting local content on regional radio? Or to put it another way, what has Max Moore-Wilton, formerly John Howard’s right hand man and now Chair of Macquarie Media Group, been promised?