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Shame! The ‘technical glitches’ that hit Game of Thrones could limit other popular live-streamed events

Winter was coming with the first episode of the new Game of Thrones series this week, but the real freeze was a technical one. Many fans across the world were unable to watch the much anticipated season opener using legal streaming services, such as Foxtel Now in Australia. Foxtel issued a statement on Monday saying… Keep Reading

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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 5 – BBC partners with Twitter, PVoD & The eSports Network

In this episode we discuss BBC looking to Twitter to reach youth. Premium movie releases, The future of TV and Wearables, The state of the Internet, A-League comes to Ten and I have special guest Joel Collie from eSports Network. (Recorded: Thursday 6th June, 2017). SHOW NOTES: Segment 1 – BBC to reach youth via Twitter Twitter live… 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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Chasing the audience: is it over and out for cricket on free to air TV?

How Australians watch cricket on screens in the future could depend on what happens with the Nine Network’s current discussions with Cricket Australia over the 2018-23 media rights. UBS media analyst Eric Choi said the current deal costs Nine about A$100 million a year but generates only A$60 million to A$70 million in gross revenue.… Keep Reading

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