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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

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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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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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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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A shake-up in Australia’s busy TV industry as Quickflix calls in the administrators

Australia’s first video-on-demand (VoD) service, Quickflix, issued a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday this week saying it has appointed voluntary administrators. Administrator Ferrier Hodgson is reported as saying it was carrying out an “urgent analysis of the company’s position” which included a possible sale or restructure. For now, Quickflix says its business… Keep Reading

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