Federal government 'highly exposed to any crisis' as viability of regional TV teeters, new research for Swinburne University of Technology warns

By James Joyce
Updated October 11 2021 - 9:41am, first published October 3 2021 - 6:00pm
Competition for audiences from global streaming giants like Netflix and the online video-on-demand "catch-up" services of the metropolitan networks that provide the bulk of their programming are eroding the revenues of regional TV companies.

Without federal government action, the commercial free-to-air television industry serving regional Australians is likely to become "consistently unprofitable" within three years resulting in the "elimination of all local production and journalism".

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