Daily Review: The ‘Plonk’ Model – A New Way Forward for Aussie TV. May 24, 2016back
A little over a decade ago, if Australian writers/directors or producers wanted to get a new TV show up and running, there was no way forward without the support of a network. There were really only five avenues into our living rooms: Seven, Nine, Ten, the ABC or SBS. The commercial networks’ investment in local content has never been spectacular — certainly not enough to create a large TV industry with plenty of opportunities — so only ideas which suit their commercial plans get a shot….