I enjoy watching a variety of TV shows, including Bluey, BTN, and Survivor. Bluey, The Amazing Race, and Lego Masters are all Australian TV shows that I like to watch. While there are numerous TV programs available from different countries and platforms, I wonder how many of them are actually produced in our own country, Australia. Thank you to BTN for highlighting the importance of Australian-made TV shows. It seems that many families in Australia share the same sentiment.
According to recent research, 83% of parents believe it is important for children to watch Australian-made TV programs. Families appreciate how Australian TV can educate young viewers about our country’s people, landscapes, and history.
Additionally, they enjoy the Aussie sense of humor that is often portrayed in these shows. Australian TV shows also serve as a representation of our culture for people overseas or new to Australia. By watching shows like Lunched and Investigators, parents from other countries can gain a better understanding of the Australian school system, making it more relatable for their children. Unfortunately, we have seen a decline in the production of Australian children’s TV shows over the years. While quotas were once in place to ensure a substantial amount of Australian content on free-to-air TV, the removal of these quotas in 2020 has led to a decrease of over 84% in locally-made kids TV.
However, there is hope for the future as the government plans to introduce regulations for streaming platforms, requiring them to produce a certain amount of Australian content. It is crucial to have safeguards in place to protect the production of local kids TV for future generations to enjoy. In my opinion, there should be more Australian TV shows. This would allow people from around the world to get a glimpse into Australian life. So, now I’m going to sit back and enjoy my favorite TV show..