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What Australian TV Will Be Like In 2020

Dailytelegraph.com.au asks you to picture yourself donning a virtual reality headset to watch the football from a player’s perspective, catching the evening news bulletin with stories tailored to you and having more choice in content than ever.

This is the future of Australian television and it’ll be here by 2020, as the industry enters its biggest era of change.

The fact that a Hollywood megastar like Rachel Griffiths would lend her talent and expertise to a low budget YouTube comedy shows how much the landscape has evolved.

In between major film and TV roles, the acclaimed actor co-produced and starred in Little Acorns — a hilarious web series about workers at a suburban childcare centre.

While the online space offers enormous opportunities to tap into a global audience hungry for video content, Griffiths said there are challenges that come with it.

“We wanted Little Acorns to be on a network,” Griffiths admitted.

“We went to all the usual players. It was like, oh well, if no one wants to give us money we’ll just find another way. But make no bones about it — no one makes money from this format.”

Read more at http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/television/virtual-reality-personalised-content-more-local-shows-this-is-what-australian-tv-will-be-like-in-2020/news-story/b1173b2673f93b8fed24d434c0b7fd43