There are parts of the Federal Government’s Converged Media Review that I find deeply scary. And what’s just as concerning is the fact that some very influential people in our industry don’t seem to be following it closely.
The interim report released in December says new digital media operators should face the same regulatory framework as traditional media outlets, and suggests introducing a new “super-regulator” and Australian content quotas.
The review has been slanted as an attempt to bring the regulatory regime up to speed with the technological advances in the digital industry, and addressing the overlap between different types of media. As a ‘converged media outlet’ by definition, the review is something ninemsn believes to be vitally important.