So we are around 12 months into Netflix… and I can pretty safely say that “free to air” tv has only been viewed in this household 2-3 times at most after the first month or so as we adjusted to this new tech, and slowly ceased bothering to tune in to the old FreeView favourites.
One thing however that I am starting to lament is Aussie content.
Netflix has a handful of Aussie product on offer, but it’s all old. Some of it really old! My wife watched Murial’s Wedding the other day, and I know they have Around the Twist… And - I guess there may be more, but not lots of it. (oh - buckets of Wiggles and Hi5)
Being that Aust regulations apply to broadcast telly, and have not kept up with downloaded content, Netflix are under no obligation to either create or air local content.
So - what are other Aussies doing about this?
Do you still tune in to catch Neighbours, or local news broadcasts? Do the other operatives (Stan, and…?) offer a greater variety of Aussie voices?
Is this something that you even give a damn about? Could local content be damned cos now you can choose what and when you want to watch?