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E9 – Special Guest: Ron Brown discusses OzFlix and its future

In this episode we have a special guest, Ron Brown, Co-Founder and CEO of OzFlix . (Interview Recorded: Wednesday 23rd August, 2018).  SHOW NOTES: OzFlix ozflix.tv Can Australian streaming survive a fresh onslaught from overseas? https://theconversation.com/can-australian-streaming-survive-a-fresh-onslaught-from-overseas-101311 Facebook’s new video ‘Watch’ option enters an already crowded market https://theconversation.com/facebooks-new-video-watch-option-enters-an-already-crowded-market-102398 Keep Reading

E8 – Mayhem in Australian Sports Media

In this episode we discuss the mayhem that has occurred in Australian Sports Media. (Recorded: Wednesday 18th April, 2018).  SHOW NOTES: Segment 1 – New Media Rights for Cricket in Australia Seven and Foxtel snag cricket rights, meaning more content but maybe not for free https://theconversation.com/seven-and-foxtel-snag-cricket-rights-meaning-more-content-but-maybe-not-for-free-94976 How Cricket Australia laid the pitch for marathon media… Keep Reading

Interview with Radio Sport (New Zealand) – Sport Anti-syphoning Laws

I spoke with Radio Sport in New Zealand about the potential around the introduction of Anti-syphoning Laws in New Zealand similar to those current in Australia. These focus on keeping “events of national interest”, which list currently only sports, on free to air television. The introduction of such laws has been debated in New Zealand… Keep Reading

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

Chasing the audience: is it over and out for cricket on free to air TV?

How Australians watch cricket on screens in the future could depend on what happens with the Nine Network’s current discussions with Cricket Australia over the 2018-23 media rights. UBS media analyst Eric Choi said the current deal costs Nine about A$100 million a year but generates only A$60 million to A$70 million in gross revenue.… Keep Reading

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