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Aug 26

Cheap imports ‘drowning’ Australian TV content

Australians are watching less local television as networks favour cheaper foreign productions.

According to a report by Screen Australia, the proportion of Australian content has fallen from 52% to 38% of total hours broadcast since 2008. However, total viewing is on the rise as a result of multi-channels. The report compares 2008 with the first six months of 2011.