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‘Environment’ is the economic and ecological, global and national factors that form the changing macro-contexts for the realisation of television’s possible futures.

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Forum held Thursday, 27 November 2008 at SCA, Sydney University, Callan Park.


  • Lesley Osborne, ACMA (LO)
  • Christian Bernecker (CB)
  • David Court (DC)
  • Michael Frankel MF)
  • Ian Gardiner (IG)
  • Malcolm Smith (MS)
  • Beth Fair (BF)
  • Rafael Pustkowski (RP)
  • Tania Chambers, NSWFTO (TC)
  • Guy Gadney, PBL Digital (GG)
  • Ross Gibson, Research Leader (UTS)(CI)(RG)
  • Philip Bell,  Research Leader (UNSW (CI)(PB)
  • Andy Lloyd James,  Partner

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Compiled according to the major drivers; people, content, funding, governance, technology. Notes for each individual interviewee are also available.
(Numbers in brackets denote a respondent)

Surprises over the last 10 years

First, a brief history of previous occasions in which the Film and TV industry has proclaimed the imminent end of the world, as we know it!

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PARTICIPATION here and in matrices relating to each of the key drivers is the extent to which someone watching television content can do more than just watch it: Participation could also be the extent to which viewsers allow information to be collected about them for interactive advertising or content suggestions.
Participation is about the extent to which people participate in …(continue reading)

The day starts at 6am as I swing the pivotal monitor in front of me after having made myself a cup of tea – Twinnings English breakfast of course. There is one WASP constant in my life -  and its tea. My mum used to say that coffee was a drug which raised the heart rate, made people a bit hyper – and …(continue reading)

  • Choice, more of everything (including ‘heritage’ content)
  • Interface sorted out, so everything is easy to use
  • Business models sorted out, so access and commerce are enabled

Thus my family of four sitting at our various screens (we already have more than one screen each) will engage more fluidly and fully with the new media, …(continue reading)

Introduction & Summary

Introduction: commentary

This session was both shorter and sharper than the first. It was designed to delve further into the five key issues selected by the first forum and to see if we could begin to recognise some underlying concerns not yet fully apparent: what for shorthand we’ve called “black holes”.
The notes on the actual contents …(continue reading)

Industry Forum 2: ‘5 Drivers’ Workshop

Venue: 7.Nov.07 – Citigate Hotel
Summary: (Ross Gibson)
Sincere thanks for the generous and rigorous way everyone has contributed to the research we are all doing together on the future of television. Here in the university world, we count it a privilege to be working with this team of knowledgeable and influential people at …(continue reading)

Forum 17th October: Preliminary Report

This Report is a brief overview of the forum, what it achieved and where we go next. It also includes a commentary by the Research team opening up some of the first clusters of ideas to have come out of the whole day.
Participant List:

  • Lesley Osborne
    ACMA (LO)
  • Trevor Barr
    Swinburne (TB)
  • Tania

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Industry Forum 2 – 17 October 2007

Venue: Citigate Hotel, Elizabeth Bay Room
Participant List:

  • Lesley Osborne
    ACMA (LO)
  • Trevor Barr
    Swinburne (TB)
  • Tania Chambers
  • Bethwyn Serrow
    SPAA (BS)
  • Michael Frankel
    Frankel Lawyers (MF)
  • Ian Davis
    Telstra Media (ID)
  • Guy Gadney
    PBL Digital (GG)
  • Lisa Walsh
    ABC (LW)
  • John Maynard
    Arena Films (JM)
  • Eric Beecher
    Publisher, Crikey

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Report by Andy Lloyd James and Ross Gibson

The Context

This is a report on the first half of a major study funded by the Australian Research Council in partnership with Foxtel, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, and the Australian Film Television and Radio School, the University of Technology in Sydney and the University of NSW. The academic investigators …(continue reading)