FILM, TELEVISION AND DIGITAL GAMES
In June the publication Film, Television and Digital Games, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 8679.0) was released. It presents results from an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey of businesses mainly engaged in film and video production and post-production services and an ABS census of businesses mainly engaged in television broadcasting, television channel provision and digital game development. This collection was funded by Screen Australia and was conducted in respect of the 2011-12 financial year.
At the end of June 2012 there were:
- 2,773 film and video production and post-production services businesses employing 15,760 people
- 24 commercial free-to-air television broadcasters employing 7,856 people
- 36 subscription broadcasters and channel providers employing 5,474 people
- 84 digital game developers employing 581 people