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Foxtel claims it wants to keep making Australian content – while arguing for less regulation

Foxtel claims they want to keep making more Australian drama.But the pay TV giant, who are required under broadcast rules to spend 10 per cent of thei

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Foxtel claims they want to keep making more Australian drama.

But the pay TV giant, who are required under broadcast rules to spend 10 per cent of their total budget on producing local drama, want to cut that commitment by half.

By reducing what they spend on drama by 5 per cent, Foxtel say they plan to develop lifestyle, documentary and entertainment programming. 

Foxtel claims they want to keep making more Australian drama, but the pay TV giant, who are required under broadcast rules to spend 10 per cent of their total budget on producing local drama, want to cut that commitment by half. Pictured: Foxtel's highly successful series Wentworth

Foxtel claims they want to keep making more Australian drama, but the pay TV giant, who are required under broadcast rules to spend 10 per cent of their total budget on producing local drama, want to cut that commitment by half. Pictured: Foxtel's highly successful series Wentworth

Foxtel claims they want to keep making more Australian drama, but the pay TV giant, who are required under broadcast rules to spend 10 per cent of their total budget on producing local drama, want to cut that commitment by half. Pictured: Foxtel’s highly successful series Wentworth

Foxtel executive and Chief Commercial and Content Officer Amanda Laing told TV Tonight that asking for more flexibility from regulators was not a signal the company was backing away from making local drama.

Speaking at a TV industry conference recently, Laing said Foxtel was the only company with a regulated 10 per cent media obligation.

‘The streamers don’t have that,’ she said at Screen Forever in Queensland.

‘Free to airs don’t have that.’

Staying to true to local stories: Foxtel executive and Chief Commercial and Content Officer Amanda Laing told TV Tonight that asking for more flexibility from regulators was not a signal the company was backing away from making local drama

Staying to true to local stories: Foxtel executive and Chief Commercial and Content Officer Amanda Laing told TV Tonight that asking for more flexibility from regulators was not a signal the company was backing away from making local drama

Staying to true to local stories: Foxtel executive and Chief Commercial and Content Officer Amanda Laing told TV Tonight that asking for more flexibility from regulators was not a signal the company was backing away from making local drama

Last June, Foxtel approached the government to amend the broadcast legislation, but the request was rejected by a Senate report.

Laing said Foxtel was a leader in local drama production and maintained that any suggestion that the company would make less of it, if not regulated, was unfair.

The executive said Foxtel was facing fierce global competition from streamers who spend $13 billion to $16 billion a year on content. 

Foxtel's recent dramas include The End with Frances O'Connor and Noni Hazelhurst and the Hugo Weaving's series Love Me (pictured)

Foxtel's recent dramas include The End with Frances O'Connor and Noni Hazelhurst and the Hugo Weaving's series Love Me (pictured)

Foxtel’s recent dramas include The End with Frances O’Connor and Noni Hazelhurst and the Hugo Weaving’s series Love Me (pictured)  

TV Tonight reports that drama production from TV subscription services has plunged in four years, from a high of 57 million in 2017-2018 to 9 million in the last year.

Foxtel’s recent dramas include The End with Frances O’Connor and Noni Hazelhurst and the Hugo Weaving’s series Love Me.

Upright, Colin from Accounts and the highly anticipated court room drama The Twelve, with Sam Neill will all be coming soon to Foxtel’s network. 

Highly anticipated court room drama The Twelve, starring Sam Neill, will be coming soon to the Foxtel network

Highly anticipated court room drama The Twelve, starring Sam Neill, will be coming soon to the Foxtel network

Highly anticipated court room drama The Twelve, starring Sam Neill, will be coming soon to the Foxtel network

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk

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