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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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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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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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Guest on Vertical Hold – Aussie sports streaming kicks off and Stan goes offline (Episode 119)

I was a guest on Vertical Hold podcast with Alex Kidman and Adam Turner. Aussie sports streaming kicks off and Stan goes offline http://verticalholdauaudio.libsyn.com/aussie-sports-streaming-kicks-off-and-stan-goes-offline-vertical-hold-episode-119 PROGRAM INFO The AFL and NRL premiership seasons kick off this week, but not all viewers are on a winner. Meanwhile Stan adds offline playback to keep you entertained when you’re sans… Keep Reading

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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

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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

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