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A fragmented streaming video market is good for everyone but the consumer

Streaming video platforms were meant to put choice back in the hands of the viewer. They’d be able to watch the content they wanted, when they wanted. But the growing fragmentation of the on-demand market threatens to leave consumers worse off. While Netflix and Amazon are among the biggest subscription video on demand (SVOD) players,… Keep Reading

Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan in The Katering Show (2015), which began as a short form web series. (Source: idmb)

With the rise of subscription and online TV, we need to rethink local content rules

The newly released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report on Film, Television and Digital Games 2015-16 offers fascinating insights into how our screen media landscape has changed over the past four years. A key factor has been the introduction of subscription video-on-demand services in early 2015. Indeed, the report notes that the income of subscription… Keep Reading

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Ten Network’s problems are history repeating

Reporters at the Ten Network relayed the news of their employer’s voluntary administration, during a staff meeting. The network was looking to refinance to the tune of A$250 million, after its existing finance was due to expire on December 23. But Ten’s directors said they were left no choice but to appoint administrators from KordaMentha… Keep Reading

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Episode 3 – Sports media for a (VR) crowd and Netlfix Booed…

In this episode we discuss sports media being more than the home viewers, watching video in a crowd, should sports broadcasts be free, the continued battle between traditional media and streaming and Netflix booed. (Recorded: Tuesday 23rd May, 2017) SHOW NOTES: Segment 1- Sports Media is more than the home audience, there are people in the stands… Keep Reading

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