Matthew Deaner

Commercial TV licence fees abolished in Oz

Australia’s commercial broadcasters have welcomed a government plan to abolish the television licence fees they currently pay. As of the 2017/18 Australian fiscal year, channels such as Network Seven, Nine and Ten will no longer pay commercial TV licence and datacasting fees, but instead pay a spectrum-based charge. This will reduce their payments from around […]

Aussie TV body demands Netflix contribution

Aussie industry body Screen Producers Australia has called on streaming service Netflix to contribute a “fair share” into the local production sector. The SPA claimed US-based Netflix and other SVOD services could not “have their cake and eat it” – effectively be treated as a broadcaster in some helpful areas, but not in terms of […]