Federal rules governing television stations were meant to keep them connected to the communities they serve. The Trump administration wants to weaken those rules, and those civic links.
The switch from analogue to digital television transmission transformed the way audiences consume content.
With free-to-air, pay TV, catch-up services and video-on-demand, television is changing in Australia, and the viewership metrics are struggling to keep up.
Once analogue industries go digital, they'd better be prepared for the potential pitfalls of being internet-connected.
Many refer to advances in television storytelling as novelistic or cinematic, but the medium deserves a term of its own: complex TV.
With the arrival of Netflix and competition from two other new video-on-demand services, television will never be the same in Australia.