Aussie content quota for Netflix?
A group of 30 high profile writers and directors have told the Australian government that the local screen industry could be wiped out by the new delivery platforms such as Netflix, Stan, Amazon, and Telstra. Currently, there is no requirement for these streaming giants to spend on local shows, unlike the free-to-air networks which must meet local programming quotas, and Pay TV which must spend 10 per cent of its programming on local drama. So, how exactly can we level the playing field and continue to broadcast Australian stories? The Australian Directors Guild has proposed that Netflix be required to spend 10 per cent of its Australian revenue on Australian programming. Gratefully, The Daily was joined by the Australian Directors Guild’s CEO Kingston Anderson to discuss the situation.