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Paying to watch broadcasts from the Olympics games in Rio this year is a new venture for the Seven Network. Reuters/Paulo Whitaker

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

The Seven Network's decision to offer an additional subscription service for its coverage of the Rio Olympics makes it the first free-to-air broadcaster in Australia to charge for broadcasting sport.
Many people already use a second device when watching television, but can Netflix combine the two experiences? Shutterstock/ABB Photo

Double vision: why Netflix wants you to watch an extra screen

Many Australians already browse the web or send emails and messages to friends while watching television. Now Netflix wants to do what others have failed to do: combine both experiences in one app.
As regional television flounders, a new approach to deregulation is needed. www.shutterstock.com

To save local voices we need a different kind of deregulation

The Save Our Voices campaign argues that existing media rules are "squeezing the life out of our regional TV networks". But the real story is more complex. Reform is necessary, but so too is local content.
Fresh faces: the original Wake Up lineup launched with three, whittled to two and then, last week, was axed. AAP

Australian breakfast TV – and the fight for eyeballs

The axe swung at Network Ten and removed the head of its breakfast program Wake Up - just over six months since it launched. And why? Nobody was watching. The 6am to 9am timeslot has been a hotly contested…
Free-to-air television in Australia is based on vintage thinking. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Broad reform of FTA television is needed to save the ABC

Due to Australia’s small population and high concentration of few media voices, public broadcasters play a pivotal role in shaping the media ecosystem and cultural landscape. With the ABC and SBS under…

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