RackaRacka, a sketch channel on YouTube, have been called Australia’s most successful content creators.
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Online video is flourishing in Australia with very little government attention. Content creators like Youtube channel RackaRacka are getting millions of viewers, numbers the traditional screen industry can only dream of.
Disney is leaving Netflix. Is the streaming market becoming too fragmented?
The cost and confusion of having content tied to so many different streaming platforms could ultimately provoke a return to bundling and a pay TV model.
Starting from … Now! tells the story of four women in Sydney. It’s one of many successful web series transforming the TV landscape.
Starting from ... Now!
From a supernatural lesbian drama to lipsynching female comedians to a popular You Tube science show, Australian web series are thriving.
YouTube beauty blogger Zoella has had more than 950 million views of videos on her channel.
YouTube is awash with videos on beauty and fashion, and young girls are avidly watching, creating powerful social media figures in the process.
DaddyOFive parents Mike and Heather Martin issue an apology for their prank videos.
As the case of US YouTube channel DaddyOFive shows, there's a fine line between pranking your kids and exploitation.
The search engine's founders saw this one coming 20 years ago. So how should they react now?
Each of PewDiePie’s videos attracts as many viewers as an edition of The Wall Street Journal.
YouTube star PewDiePie has recently lashed out at 'the media', but he's as much as part of the media today as any newspaper or website.
Tyler Oakley speaking in California.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.
TV networks are trying to win back cord-cutters.
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Next year Hulu and Google will introduce their own bundled channel services. Will it spark an online TV revolution or simply lead to more of the same?
Even without iPhones, people in the 19th century liked to see how long they could strike a pose and stay frozen.
Long before smartphones filmed the stiffened appendages of people seeking internet fame, striking a pose was a popular form of entertainment in Victorian England.
Punters cheer at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. Revenue from live performances is growing.
In Australia, musicians' total income actually went up last year. While the music industry still faces many challenges, there is now a world-wide push to boost artists' royalties paid by streaming services such as Spotify.
A saxophone player busks in New York: as technology transforms their industry, quite a lot of musicians are leaving the field.
Whenever you listen to a streamed song, like it but don't buy it and instead stream it again, you are casting a vote for the future nonexistence of professional musicians.
Anita Francis, ‘The Complete Works of Shakespeare,’ book sculpture, 2014. By permission of the artist.
For over four centuries, Shakespeare’s plays have been picked apart and reimagined.
However powerful technologies may seem, choices are made by people – not the machines they invent.
Very few organisations in the field of civic technology are choosing the right tools for the job.
This French film about upper middle-class teenagers having orgies gets to the heart of teen sex issues in the age of YouTube.
Television is changing rapidly in the Netflix era, but are Australia’s industry protections keeping up?
The European Union is considering imposing a local content quota on video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. With local storytelling under threat from global tech giants, could such an approach work here?
Mobile is a big feature of YouTube Red.
There's a new video-on-demand service in Australia, and it might shake up the sector given its unconventional approach and appeal to young people who shun traditional television viewing.
The old ways aren’t necessarily the best when it comes to academic writing.
There are many exciting new publishing opportunities opening up for academics who want to take their work beyond traditional spaces like journals.
Social media plays an increasingly important role for politicians in getting their election messages out.
The politicians who are best at getting their messages across to voters will be those who can skilfully mix old and new media.
Online vs the traditional broadcaster for watching television.
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Prime-time TV audiences continue to drop as people switch over to watch online content.