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

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?… Keep Reading

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

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… Keep Reading

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

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… Keep Reading

Netflix arrival will be a tipping point for TV in Australia

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… Keep Reading

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