Broadcasting Amendments Legislation Bill
The Government sought to pass a bill that reduced the obligation of pay TV broadcasters (significantly Foxtel) to invest in Australian content. The Bill sought to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to:
- Reduce the expenditure required by subscription television broadcasting licensees on new eligible drama expenditure from 10 per cent to 5 per cent
The Senate Committee reviewing this bill recommended that the proposal to have subscription television’s local drama quota be withdrawn.
The AGSC wrote a submission together with APRA AMCOS to this proposed legislation and was a signatory to the combined Australian submission proposing the legislation remain unchanged.
Media: Senate Committee recommends keeping Foxtel Drama Quota intact