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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

Vertical Hold

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

The Grand Tour Amazon

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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Media Interviews

Interview on 2SER Radio – Australian content quota for video streaming services?

While Australia’s media landscape goes increasingly more digital, international streaming companies are starting to dominate and are potentially harming our local television and screen industry. Does Australia need more strict content regulations on digital media to ensure Australian stories are being heard? Audio of the Interview Related Article: Is a quota the key to getting… Keep Reading

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