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ABC defends Glitch deal

The ABC has rejected criticism of its co-funding arrangements with Netflix for a second season of <b>Glitch</b>.<p>Seven, Nine and Foxtel CEOs have deemed the …

Oxford Test Drives Peer-to-Peer Bike Sharing

A new platform, Cycle.land, connects people with local bikes for short-term rentals.<p>“The Airbnb for bikes” is one way to describe Cycle.land, the peer-to-peer bike-sharing service that recently launched in Oxford. “Inevitable” might be another way.<p>In founding Cycle.land, Agne Milukaite wanted to …

Audience Inventory 2016: Streaming results

Netflix continues to dominate in Streaming according to the results of th<b>e TV Tonight Audience Inventory.</b><p>49% of readers indicated they have a Netflix …

Foxtel Go hints at downloads to store

Catch-up app Foxtel Go appears set to herald changes that will allow users to download and store content on a tablet or mobile for a month.<p>At the …

Village Roadshow, Prime Media and NZME fall off the ASX200 and ASX300 lists after poor performance

Village Roadshow has been removed from the ASX200 list while Prime Media and NZME have been removed from the ASX300 due to the recent performance of …

Sky Q review: The live TV box you don't use for live TV

It's more than a decade old, but Sky+HD remains one of the leading set-top boxes available to subscribers in the UK. YouView, TiVo and others all have their merits, but in terms of longevity, speed and ease of use, Sky's had it all sewn up for years. But while internet-connected boxes like Now TV …

Why Netflix thinks its personalized recommendation engine is worth $1 billion per year

The engine takes dozens of algorithms into account and compares you with similar users in the more than 190 countries where Netflix's service is available.<p>"If one member in this tiny island expresses an interest for anime, then we're able to map that person to the global anime community," Carlos …

Facebook's director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website.<p>After the dominance …

WIN and TEN confirm five year affiliate deal

WIN Television and Network TEN have confirmed a five-year program affiliate deal for regional Australia.<p>WIN stations will carry TEN content from July …

YouTube now bigger than TV among advertisers' target audience

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki kept it simple Thursday in the digital video company's annual pitch to advertisers.<p>"I'm happy to announce that on mobile alone YouTube now reaches more 18- to 49-year-olds than any network -- broadcast or cable," she told a crowd of 2,700 gathered at the Javits Center in …

Acquiring a regional broadcaster 'not high on priority list' claims Nine CEO Hugh Marks

Marks: “What does adding an acquisition of regional Australia add to us as a content business? Perhaps very little”<p>The CEO of Nine Entertainment Co., …

Twitter Will Stream Football Games for Free This Year

In a push for online programming, social media company Twitter won a deal to stream Thursday night NFL games online. Twitter will air 10 games for …

Social Media

Are micropayments a viable way to support the news business?

<i>Journalism is in an existential crisis: revenue to news organisations has fallen off a cliff over the past two decades and no clear business model is</i> …

Payment Systems

Media reform: Turnbull cabinet approves new laws, paving way for mergers and acquisitions

Any changes to anti-siphoning, if the government decides to introduce them, will be made at a later date.<p>The reach rule currently prohibits …

Sky Q will make you want to ditch your Sky+ box

In November, Sky showed off its next-gen TV service, called Sky Q.<p>At the launch event, we got the chance to get a guided tour around a few of the features the system has on offer, but it was a brief 10-minute affair, during which taking control was a definite no-no.<p>Now, however, we’ve had the …

At Davos, Kevin Spacey Predicts That Tech Firms Will Follow Netflix Into Media

Kevin Spacey dropped into the TechCrunch studio at Davos, event today and we asked him about his engagement with the tech world.<p>It’s his first year at the World Economic Forum and he’s partly here because he’s become an investor in cyber security firm Wisekey, which is working the halls talking to …

World Economic Forum

'Twin Peaks' will air on Sky as part of big new Showtime deal

In its bid to deliver high quality programming, Sky often inks deals with US networks to bring popular TV shows to the UK. Its tie-up with HBO, for example, allows millions of Brits to watch new episodes of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Veep</i> soon after they air in America. Today, the UK broadcaster announced …

TV

How Telstra tried to unite broadcasters against Netflix with 'Project Thunder'

One of Netflix and YouTube's biggest advantages is its global pool of revenue and viewers, which in turn funds the rapid improvement and updating of …

air but aims to relaunch with video on demand service

Sydney community TV station Television station Sydney (TVS) has ceased broadcasting as of yesterday but says it is actively looking at potential …

Streaming video, audio account for 70% of U.S. broadband usage

In case you ever doubted the dominance of streaming in the U.S, a new study will make you a believer.<p>Streaming audio and video account for 70.40% of …

Streaming

Finally

<i>Nine’s return to a one-brand strategy will give it a marketing advantage in 2016, argues Mumbrella’s Tim Burrowes.</i><p>Today was about the tenth time I’ve …

How Seven has pivoted its message to the online video market

<i>This week Network Seven began its annual presentations around its 2016 lineup. Nic Christensen talks to senior media buyers about the Seven’s</i> …

Fair Trade

Disney’s massive movie and TV streaming service is coming to the UK

Disney is set to launch a digital subscription service in the UK next month that will offer movies, books, TV series and music, the Financial Times reports.<p>DisneyLife will have thousands of movies and TV shows available for streaming, including the full Pixar catalogue, which means all of the ‘Toy …

Why the drop in illegal movie downloads in Australia?

<i>In this cross-posting from The Conversation Marc C-Scott of Victoria University says the explosion of streaming services in Australia has led to a</i> …

Australia

New rules for a new generation of television producers

Not that long ago, “niche” was a term of condescension. Mass media were ubiquitous, and finding large audiences was the organising principle behind …

Amazon Studios

The incredible story of YouTube's early days and how it rose to become the world's most popular place to watch video

It has over a billion users, which is almost a third of the entire internet population. These users watch hundreds of millions of <i>hours</i> of content every single day.<p>But many people don't know how YouTube got its start.<p>The company rose like a rocket ship after its founding in 2005, and was bought by …

Netflix isn't going to rely on Hollywood to make its TV shows

Netflix nearly single-handedly proved that original programming could work for subscription streaming services, and now it's looking to take the next step by producing new shows completely in-house. According to a report from <i>Bloomberg Business</i>, the company may shoot its new Chelsea Handler talk …

Solitaire and Minesweeper were created to trick you into learning things about computers

It turns out that both games were reportedly designed to teach people the skills they would need to use these newfangled personal computers.<p>Take Solitaire for instance, which was rolled out in 1990. Sure, it was convenient that it was a game that could be played with one person, but the real …

ABC iview sets new records in July

July has seen iview break new records for ABC, with 35.5 million program plays and 2.1 million visitors across the iview site and Apps.<p><b>Glitch</b> is …

Is Foxtel boxed into a corner on sports rights as video streaming takes hold?

<i>In a week of big news in the sporting rights space, Marc C-Scott looks at the Nine/NRL deal and asks what implications it will have for the likes of</i> …