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Optus, the new player in Australia’s sports media rights battle

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In surprising news, Optus has secured the media rights to the English Premier League (EPL) for three seasons commencing from the 2016-17 season. Optus already has the rights for the EPL in its hometown in Singapore. The new deal includes the broadcast and digital rights (broadband and mobile) for all 380 matches broadcast in Australia.…

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Sports TV Broadcasting Goalposts Shifting on Viewing Habits

in Australian Television/Media Interviews/Sports Media Rights & Broadcasting/Streaming Media

An Australian Newspaper article I was quoted in: Read more: Sports TV Broadcasting Goalposts Shifting on Viewing Habits

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Up next: video-on-demand shakes up the television industry

in Australian Media/Streaming Media/Video on Demand

Telstra last week announced that it will launch Telstra TV in September. This could be the “all-in-one” video streaming service many Australians have craved, bundling together the three leading video-on-demand (VoD) services: Netflix, Stan and Presto. However, it also puts Telstra in an odd position, straddling multiple services, some of which compete with other products…

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TV shifts from hero to zero, but even Netflix can’t kill pirating

in Australian Media/Australian Television/International Media/Media Piracy/Media Technology/Streaming Media/Video on Demand

Analyst firm UBS this week placed a halt on any growth by the Australian television networks in 2016. Instead of the previous forecast 2% growth, UBS is now predicting zero growth in the TV market. The long-term projection was also adjusted to 0.5%, down from a previous analyses which projected 2% growth. As predicted, the…

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YouTube could change the way we broadcast sport in Australia

in Australian Media/Australian Television/Media Technology/Sports Media Rights & Broadcasting/Streaming Media

Australian rugby league games could be heading online following reports the National Rugby League (NRL) has been in discussions with Google as part of the sporting organisation’s latest media rights. The discussions are said to be associated with having NRL games broadcast via Google’s YouTube video website. These are not the first discussions rumoured to…

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Interview on 2SER Radio – Testing online TV

in Australian Media/Australian Television/Media Interviews/Streaming Media

In a recent move by Malcom Turnbull, it seems community television stations are going to be getting the scrap. The sixth station for community stations, Mr Turnbull says, is not feasible and should be given to commercial stations for “testing purposes”. While Turnbull called for community stations to move off the airwaves and online, evidence…

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