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Optus’ streaming woes for the World Cup 2018

Spoke with John McDuling (@jmcduling) about the ongoing issues with Optus’ streaming of the World Cup 2018. You can read the article here: Sorry fans, Optus won’t hang up its football boots anytime soon Read more at https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/sorry-fans-optus-won-t-hang-up-its-football-boots-anytime-soon-20180619-p4zmds.html Keep Reading

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Why the rights to broadcast cricket could be worth $1 billion

A fierce bidding war is under way for the rights to stream and broadcast cricket for the next five years. The price is expected to reach A$1 billion, almost double the previous deal. Media companies are facing stiff competition because increasing viewer numbers are luring social media websites and other platforms into the race to… Keep Reading

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Amazon’s new Grand Tour series could be the next illegal download victim

Nicolas Suzor, Queensland University of Technology and Marc C-Scott, Victoria University The much awaited new car show, The Grand Tour, launches on Amazon Prime today, Friday November 18. The show is hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, all former presenters of the BBC’s popular Top Gear series. All three signed a three… Keep Reading

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Bittorrent usage rises along with box office sales

An article published on The Age website speaks of the increase in Australians use of illegal Bittorrent sites. Australians usage ‘grew from 785,000 in April last year to 1,049,000 in April this year, Nielsen says. This is a year-on-year increase of 33.6 per cent.’?As seen previously, ‘industry research has shown that Australians are per capita one of the world's biggest users’. Legal download sites e.g. the iTunes and Bigpond stores, ‘are not yet making up for the drop in physical disc sales’. Keep Reading

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