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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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Seven’s Olympic coverage could change the way we watch sport on our screens

The Seven Network has announced it will offer a paid subscription service via an app as part of its Rio Olympics coverage this year. This will make Seven the first free-to-air broadcaster in Australia to charge for broadcasting sport. This is a new approach to the station’s coverage of the Rio Olympics. Last year, it… Keep Reading

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Is a quota the key to getting Netflix and co. to spend more on Australian content?

The European Commission has released a proposal that will require video streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon and Apple to meet at least a 20% quota of locally produced (ie European) works. This is part of a push to create a digital single market within the European Union. In Australia, around 10% of homes have Netflix… Keep Reading

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