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

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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

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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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Television is changing, and viewer metrics need to change with it

in Australian Media/Australian Television/Media Technology/Streaming Media

The opening months of this year saw the first rumblings of a seismic shift in the Australian television market, with the introduction of three video-on-demand (VoD) subscription services: Stan; Presto; and Netflix. This is set to make 2015 a tipping point for television in Australia. Yet it’s difficult to gauge the impact these services will…

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Netflix arrival will be a tipping point for TV in Australia

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Marc C-Scott, Victoria University 2015 will be an eventful, and testing, year for television in Australia. It could be the year that we ask the fundamental question: what is television? A year where Australia rethinks its “free television” philosophy, that tests Australia’s technological infrastructure for its capability to shift toward a television culture encompassing the…

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