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Aussie pubcasters get budget boost

Australian public broadcasters the ABC and SBS have avoided further budget cuts. The organisations feared they would be subject to more funding cuts as part of the Australian government’s latest budget statement, but the ABC will in fact receive A$3.1 billion (US$2.3 billion), while SBS will get A$814 million. This means they will receive around […]

Aussie pay TV content spend nears A$800m

Australian pay TV content investment hit A$796 million (US$560.1 million) in 2014/15, new figures show. The record spend was reflective of “the unprecedented desire of Australian audiences to watch Australian stories”, according to Andrew Maiden, CEO of Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association, which released the data. The figure included a record A$25 million in […]