Television

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Report

Regional commercial TV in Australia: challenges and opportunities

The aim of this report is to review the current situation of the regional television industry and analyse potential solutions to the challenges it faces. In summary, this report concludes that it is difficult to foresee ongoing viability for the regional commercial television industry on...
Working paper

Australian Television Drama Index, 1999-2019

This paper examines changes in the production and commissioning of Australian television drama from 1999–2019, a period marked by notable changes in the business of television in Australia and globally.
Report

Taking free-to-air tv online in Australia: opportunities and challenges

This report addresses some of the issues associated with migrating free-to-air television to online delivery. The report is designed to enumerate the key technical, commercial and equity issues that would arise in the course of such a migration, providing insights and identifying problems that would...
Report

Creative economies in the Indo-Pacific and COVID-19

CSIS spent the past year studying how Australia and India have grown their creative sectors and consider how foreign assistance and development aid tools can help other Indo-Pacific countries build capacity in their creative economies. This report focuses on four major creative industries—film and television...
Discussion paper

Supporting Australian stories on our screens: options paper

In response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry, the government requested that Screen Australia and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) co-author this options paper considering how to best support Australian stories on our screens in a modern, multi-platform...
Report

MediaWorks television: death of a thousand cuts?

MediaWorks’ announcements in October 2019 that it intended to sell off its struggling television business and cancel or cut back on several popular local programmes.This paper critically assesses MediaWorks’ claims and suggests that its diagnoses of the market challenges it faces are being shaped by...
Commentary

Grattan on Friday: When schmoozing the PM gets you a black eye

The lesson of the Nine affair is actually less about donations and more about the importance of those managing a media empire imbibing a central principle of journalism.
Report

ACMA investigation into coverage by Australian television broadcasters of the Christchurch terrorist attack

This report outlines the ACMA's investigation into coverage by Australian commercial, national and subscription television broadcasters of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
Strategy

The next 25 years: Screen Australia Indigenous Department strategy

Creating this strategy has provided detailed insights into the experiences of both practitioners and partners in the Australian screen industry. This process has provided an opportunity to review and translate the views of those who engage with the Indigenous Department into a meaningful and well-informed...
Report

Governance of the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the governance arrangements for the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS).
Report

Review of the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service: final report

Viewer Access Satellite Television Service (VAST) provides free-to-air commercial and national television services to around 500,000 Australian viewers in regional Australia. This final report of the 2018 VAST service review includes the key recommendation that the service should continue to be provided through the current...
Commentary

How Nine and Fairfax sat the wrong test

There’s a good reason why the ACCC didn’t block the Fairfax–Nine merger, and it tells us why government policy needs to change.
Audio

Australians 'slightly worse off' after ACCC approves Nine-Fairfax merger

Nine Entertainment's takeover of the Fairfax Media empire looks set to be consummated after the competition regulator said it would not oppose the $4 billion deal.
Report

Australian content in SVOD catalogs: availability and discoverability - 2018 edition

This report examines the availability and discoverability of Australian film and television content on Netflix and Stan. It builds on findings from a 2017 pilot study, produced for the Department of Communications’ Australian Screen and Children’s Content Review.
Commentary

Government sets up inquiry into embattled ABC chairman’s email

The ABC affair – which began with the sacking of Michelle Guthrie - spun out of control on Wednesday, following the leaking to Fairfax Media of a highly damaging email, showing Justin Milne's editorial interference.
Commentary

More trouble at Ultimo

The departure of Michelle Guthrie exposes the weakness of the current ABC board and its strategy, writes Margaret Simons.
Discussion paper

Review of the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service: issues paper

This review will assess the performance of the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service and consider options on how best to provide free-to-air broadcasting services to viewers in areas without access to reliable terrestrial TV transmissions.
Report

Audio Description Working Group - final report

Audio description technology enables people who are blind or vision impaired to enjoy screen content through narration of the action and visuals, providing context for audible sounds and dialogue. The Australian government has released this report to enable greater public discussion and engagement with interested...
Report

Australian Broadcasting Corporation—complaints management

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC’s) management of complaints.
Discussion paper

Inquiry into the competitive neutrality of the national broadcasters: issues paper

This inquiry is operating in the context of rapidly changing media markets. Boundaries between traditional media markets are dissolving, new platforms exist for distributing news and entertainment, and revenue streams are changing. Consumers are adopting new forms of media rapidly, and the increased competition between...