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Interview on 2SER Radio – What might the expansion of Netflix mean for Australia’s local

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Just last week, the CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings announced that the popular streaming website will now be available in another 130 countries, expanding Netflix’s already wide reach even further. It seems that Netflix is now expanding exponentially, so how has this changed our viewing habits, and what might this mean for Australia’s local media?…

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Netflix is everywhere (almost), so what does this mean for local media?

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In his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, announced that Netflix will now be available in 130 new countries. This sees Netflix more than triple its global presence. The world map of Netflix availability on the company’s website is now a sea of red. Among…

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Court dismisses the Dallas Buyers Club latest copyright claim as ‘not Ben-Hur’

in Media Piracy/Streaming Media
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The Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet case appears to have come to an interesting junction yesterday when Justice Nye Perram moved to dismiss the case “in its entirety”. Justice Perram had already said in August that DBC’s contention was “surreal”. This week he added: […] it needs to be kept in mind that what…

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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

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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

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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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