Streaming services

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Discussion paper

Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme discussion paper

The Australian government is seeking views on the proposed Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme. This discussion paper outlines the proposed design of the scheme, and seeks stakeholder comments on its key components, including definitions, structure and scope.

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.

Communications and media in Australia: how we watch and listen to content

This report explores how Australians watch and listen to online and offline content and services, including the devices used.

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...

Current approaches to terrorist and violent extremist content among the global top 50 online content-sharing services

This report provides an overview of the policies and procedures for addressing terrorist and violent extremist content (TVEC) across the global top 50 online content sharing services, with a focus on transparency.
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...

Understanding value in media: perspectives from consumers and industry

This report considers how different stakeholders in media – content creators, advertisers, marketing agencies and individual consumers – each value media content. By analysing this dynamic, the industry and consumers can make informed decisions about the future.

Australian Communications and Media Authority: communications report 2018–19

This report presents an overview of communications and media in Australia in 2018-19. The findings show a more complex landscape, along with new demand for online services.

Australians who view live streaming of child sexual abuse: an analysis of financial transactions

This preliminary study provides some insight into the nature and extent of child sexual abuse (CSA) live streaming behaviour among a cohort of Australians procuring such services from known facilitators in the Philippines. While there are important caveats to the findings, they provide useful insights...

Australian content in SVOD catalogs: availability and discoverability - 2019 edition

This is the third in a series of annual reports into local content availability and discoverability on subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services in Australia. This year’s report is notable for the addition of Amazon Prime Video, which has a distinctive catalog structure that presents several research...
Briefing paper

Agile governance for Creative Economy 4.0

This briefing paper examines agile policy development approaches that can help countries in the ASEAN region and beyond unleash the full potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for their creative economies.

Economic and cultural value of Australian content on broadcast, radio and streaming services

This inquiry report outlines the current state and operation of the Australian television and music industry, including competition issues relating to the relative market power of producers and broadcasters for traditional, streaming and 'catch- up' viewing.

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.

Consumer survey on online copyright infringement 2018

The number of Australians consuming online content has increased since 2015. Australians are also consuming online content differently—streaming more, and downloading less. The results also show that there has been an increase in the consumption of lawful content across music, movies, video games and TV...
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...

Social media use in 2018

This Pew Research Center survey of American adults finds that the social media landscape in early 2018 is defined by a mix of long-standing trends and newly emerging narratives.

Online and on demand 2017: trends in Australian online viewing habits

This report is designed to help the industry understand its audience, and to inform anyone interested in the place that screen stories have in a modern, online Australia.

Consumer survey on online copyright infringement 2017 - a marketing research report

The results of the 2017 online copyright infringement survey show that Australians are embracing streaming services and are more willing to pay for online content.

Australian content in SVOD catalogs: availability and discoverability

This submission contains findings from independent academic research we have been conducting since 2015 into SVOD services and related public policy issues, both in Australia and overseas.

CBS takeover of Network Ten a defeat for Murdoch, Gordon

American broadcaster, CBS, has beaten out billionaires, Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon, to buy Network Ten.

The future of online news video

Growth around online video news seems to have been largely driven by technology, publishers and platforms, rather than strong consumer demand, a new report from the Reuters Institute finds – but breaking news events may hold clues to success. The report explores the explosion in...

What is happening to television news?

Traditional television viewing is falling, and the rapid rise of online video viewing continues. If television news providers fail to respond to these profound shifts in how people use media, they risk eventually becoming irrelevant, a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study...

Geoblocking and global video culture

Geoblocking and Global Video Culture explores the cultural implications of access control and circumvention in an age of VPNs. Featuring seventeen chapters from diverse critical positions and locations – including China, Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, Cuba, Brazil, USA, Sweden and Australia.

Streaming services: get the full story

ACMA has published this guide with general information about subscription video on demand (SVOD) services—commonly known as ‘streaming’. This guide includes tips and general information about SVOD services in Australia.