Are Streaming Services Killing Aussie TV?
Video streaming services are taking over the world. Netflix, Stan, Hulu, Amazon Prime, you name it. Almost 43% of Australian households are subscribed to more than one video streaming service. There is a chance television may no longer exist the way it does now. With the introduction of 2 new streaming services, Disney Plus and Apple TV, there is a chance that little to no local Australian films and documentaries will be aired. As of 2018, only 1.6% of the videos on Netflix were from an Australian platform. We had Dr Jessica Balanzategul, lecturer in Cinema and Screen Studies at Swinburne University, tell us her views.