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Video on Demand

YouTube Red is here, and it breaks the video-on-demand mould

YouTube this week launched its paid subscription service, YouTube Red, in Australia and New Zealand. These are the first two countries to gain access to the service outside of the United States. The introduction of a new major video-on-demand (VoD) service will now challenge many media corporations that may not have seen YouTube as a… 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

Netflix arrival will be a tipping point for TV in Australia

Marc C-Scott, Victoria University 2015 will be an eventful, and testing, year for television in Australia. It could be the year that we ask the fundamental question: what is television? A year where Australia rethinks its “free television” philosophy, that tests Australia’s technological infrastructure for its capability to shift toward a television culture encompassing the… Keep Reading

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