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Amazon’s new Grand Tour series could be the next illegal download victim

Nicolas Suzor, Queensland University of Technology and Marc C-Scott, Victoria University The much awaited new car show, The Grand Tour, launches on Amazon Prime today, Friday November 18. The show is hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, all former presenters of the BBC’s popular Top Gear series. All three signed a three… Keep Reading

Media Interview with Smart Company – Australia’s video shop association is set to close – but can streaming keep up with demand for high quality video?

Spoke with Emma Koehn from Smart Company  about the death of the local video store in light of the uptake of Video on Demand services in Australia. Read more – Australia’s video shop association is set to close – but can streaming keep up with demand for high quality video? Keep Reading

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

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… Keep Reading

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

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… Keep Reading

Is a quota the key to getting Netflix and co. to spend more on Australian content?

The European Commission has released a proposal that will require video streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon and Apple to meet at least a 20% quota of locally produced (ie European) works. This is part of a push to create a digital single market within the European Union. In Australia, around 10% of homes have Netflix… Keep Reading

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