While local content makes up a small proportion of the Australian Netflix catalogue, Netflix has also heavily promoted Australian shows overseas, such as Hannah Gadsby’s standup show Nanette.
While the figures may seem alarming, we should remember that, unlike free-to-air TV, subscription video-on-demand services are not regulated for local content.
Is a cassette player an “ordinary object” or a “mystery”? It depends on whom you ask, and ethnography can help you ask the right questions.
Big data is all the rage in management circles and beyond, yet little is said about the understanding needed with such voluminous data. An important lesson can be learned from ethnographic research.
Depression, addiction and misanthropy in cartoon form.
Debby Ryan in Insatiable.
TV shows that don't provide an accurate portrayal of eating disorders do a disservice to their viewers.
Netflix has chosen a high-quality Mexican arthouse movie as a flagship production for its new distribution model.
In Insatiable, Patty (Debby Ryan) seeks revenge on the people who caused her misery.
While thousands have called for the show to be cancelled, Insatiable actually does a good job of depicting the complex nature of disordered eating, sexuality and female pleasure.
Evie Macdonald in First Day (2017), which won a prestigious children’s television award earlier this year.
Amid endless reviews into the future of local screen content, uncertainty reigns on issues such as the impact of Netflix, the fate of local content quotas and funding for original children's TV.
Expectations were high for the latest project from the creator of The Simpsons.
Netflix and the like are already big business, but here's why British film should focus more on Chinese subscription services
Is the Australian media industry willing to come together to fight against global streaming media companies, or will Australian media continue to battle each other?
Sofa so good.
In ten years, Netflix has built up a streaming business with a staggering 125m subscribers. Here's what it needs to do next.
The Finnish R6 eSports proleague team, winners of Rainbow Six Pro League Championship in Sao Paulo.
Media giants like ESPN may have thought that eSports was a fad but not anymore. Revenue from eSports video games are set to take over traditional sports leagues.
People are still drawn to cinema to share the mass experience of watching a movie.
Netflix's Chief Content Officer has said the streaming service is the future of film. But cinemas have survived many other threats to their dominance.
Sean Keenan in Australian sci-fi drama Glitch. The show’s second season was a co-production between ABC TV and Netflix.
As streaming services become increasingly dominant, the relevance of the existing local content quota system is declining.
Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther (2018).
©Marvel Studios 2018
This is what happens when we stop assuming audiences can't handle female-led sci-fi films.
Queer Eye has made some strides. In this new version, the producers have addressed broader issues of gender, race, religion and politics than before. However, the show as before, showcases consumerism as the way to a better life.
The new Queer Eye has viewers hooked on its emotional ride through men's lives, aiming to embrace diversity and counter toxic masculinity. Yet its focus on consumerism threatens its lofty ideals.
Netflix hit, Black Mirror, follows in the footsteps of other forward-thinking sci-fi storytellers.
Science fiction has a more important job to do – it allows us to see ourselves in a new light.
In Altered Carbon, the streetscape reflects the sodden bitumen and garbled neon of Blade Runner’s Los Angeles.
Mythology Entertainment, Skydance Television
The new Netflix sci-fi series, with a gumshoe cyborg as its chief protagonist, mines a host of contemporary anxieties and aesthetic influences.
The South Korean go player Lee Sedol after a 2016 match against Google’s artificial-intelligence program AlphaGo. Sedol, ranked 9th in the world, lost 4-1.
The history of human-machine collaboration suggests that AI will evolve into a "cognitive partner" to humankind rather than as all-powerful, all-knowing, labour replacing robots.