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Shame! The ‘technical glitches’ that hit Game of Thrones could limit other popular live-streamed events

Winter was coming with the first episode of the new Game of Thrones series this week, but the real freeze was a technical one. Many fans across the world were unable to watch the much anticipated season opener using legal streaming services, such as Foxtel Now in Australia. Foxtel issued a statement on Monday saying… 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 5 – BBC partners with Twitter, PVoD & The eSports Network

In this episode we discuss BBC looking to Twitter to reach youth. Premium movie releases, The future of TV and Wearables, The state of the Internet, A-League comes to Ten and I have special guest Joel Collie from eSports Network. (Recorded: Thursday 6th June, 2017). SHOW NOTES: Segment 1 – BBC to reach youth via Twitter Twitter live… Keep Reading

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Episode 4 – So you want to be a YouTuber and the state of play for streaming in the US

In this episode we discuss kids new aspirations to be a YouTuber, a new approach to sports broadcast production in Australia, social media and the need for original content, 360video coming to your TV, Netflix tells us how we view their content, whilst iFlix makes a grab for live sports. I also have a special guest… Keep Reading

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