Calling all unemployed local actors, as it seems the jobs are there for the taking as all metropolitan commercial TV stations met the requirements of the Australian Content Standard and Children’s Television Standards in 2007, according to figures released by the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA).
The licensees exceeded the minimum 55 per cent Australian content quota requirements for 2007.
Nine Network licensees achieved over 63 per cent in the three metropolitan markets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, while Network Ten licensees broadcast an average of nearly 60 per cent of Australian content in the five mainland state capital cities and the Seven Network’s licensees averaged about 58 per cent in each of those five markets.
The metropolitan networks exceeded the annual quota of 20 hours for first release Australian documentaries. Both Seven Network and Nine Network achieved over 40 hours, more than double the Australian documentary quota requirement. Network Ten also increased their first release documentary programs to 28.7 hours.
All metropolitan commercial networks met the annual requirement of 250 points for first release Australian drama programs. The metropolitan networks also met the requirement of 860 points for the three-year period 2005 to 2007.
Seven Network licensees averaged 993 points for the three years, which was substantially above the quota. Nine Network licensees averaged 866 points, while Network Ten licensees scored 880 points in all markets.
The metropolitan networks also met all the quota requirements for children’s programs in 2007.