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Shame! The ‘technical glitches’ that hit Game of Thrones could limit other popular live-streamed events

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Winter was coming with the first episode of the new Game of Thrones series this week, but the real freeze was a technical one. Many fans across the world were unable to watch the much anticipated season opener using legal streaming services, such as Foxtel Now in Australia. Foxtel issued a statement on Monday saying…

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With the rise of subscription and online TV, we need to rethink local content rules

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The newly released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report on Film, Television and Digital Games 2015-16 offers fascinating insights into how our screen media landscape has changed over the past four years. A key factor has been the introduction of subscription video-on-demand services in early 2015. Indeed, the report notes that the income of subscription…

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Ten Network’s problems are history repeating

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Reporters at the Ten Network relayed the news of their employer’s voluntary administration, during a staff meeting. The network was looking to refinance to the tune of A$250 million, after its existing finance was due to expire on December 23. But Ten’s directors said they were left no choice but to appoint administrators from KordaMentha…

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Sporting events you may no longer be able to watch on free-to-air TV

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I spoke with Alana Mitchelson from The New Daily about changes to Australia’s Anti-siphoning list and the impact upon Sports in Australia. You can read the article – http://thenewdaily.com.au/sport/sport-focus/2017/06/05/sport-events-watch-free-air-tv/

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Episode 4 – So you want to be a YouTuber and the state of play for streaming in the US

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In this episode we discuss kids new aspirations to be a YouTuber, a new approach to sports broadcast production in Australia, social media and the need for original content, 360video coming to your TV, Netflix tells us how we view their content, whilst iFlix makes a grab for live sports. I also have a special guest…

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Interview with Wendy Harmer on ABC Radio Sydney Mornings

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I spoke with Wendy Harmer on ABC Radio Sydney about the changes in the way in which we are watching sport and they way we may in the future. Interview starts at (1:41:00) http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/mornings/mornings/8338032

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