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Buyouts mean the future of Australian video-on-demand is hard to picture

in Australian Media/Australian Television/Media Technology/Sports Media Rights & Broadcasting/Streaming Media/Video on Demand

Marc C-Scott, Victoria University The dust is showing no sign of settling on Australia’s video-on-demand (VoD) media landscape. The past week has seen two seismic shifts which will have a flow-on effect on almost anyone who watches subscription-based television. First came the news of Foxtel’s takeover of Presto, with the latter’s customers being transferred to…

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Media Interview on ABC Radio National TV Club – Australia’s New Viewing Habits

in Media Interviews/Streaming Media/Video on Demand

Was great to have a chat with Cassie McCullagh on ABC’s Radio Nation TV Club We look at all the new ways we’re watching television in Australia, and the different habits of different demographics. Plus, is the free-to-air market still healthy, or have streaming services and online viewing damaged the success of commercial TV beyond…

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Google wants to tap the second golden age of television

in International Media/International Television/Media Policy & Regulation/Streaming Media

Traditional pay-television providers, already under pressure from consumers opting for streaming internet video, are facing a new threat. Google is getting into TV advertising, and a decision made earlier this year by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has everyone from traditional set top box providers to diversity champions worried. The FCC says it wants…

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Interview on 2SER Radio – How Will ‘Youtube Red’ Affect Video-On-Demand?

in General/Media Interviews/Streaming Media/Video on Demand

Last week, the paid subscription service, YouTube Red was released in Australia and New Zealand. The service is marketed to be an upgrade from the features that many people love from the original website and app. However, already the service is being seen as a competitor in the Video On Demand war, with services such…

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The battle for audiences as free-TV viewing continues its decline

in Australian Television/Streaming Media

It’s not been a good year so far for Australia’s traditional television industry with reports that prime-time audiences are down almost 5% amid competition from internet streaming services. But the decline in the number of Australians watching traditional television has not just occurred since the introduction last year of online streaming services such as Netflix.…

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Bed fellows no more? It’s Foxtel versus Telstra in battle for online subscribers

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Foxtel has previously been coy about confirming speculation it is planning to launch a service that will compete with Telstra TV and Apple TV. But new chief executive Peter Tonagh has now told reporters that it would ‘maximise’ all its distribution platforms, leading to speculation it would launch against part-owner Telstra’s own device. His comments…

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