Idris Elba stars in Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation.
By avoiding major cineplexes and going straight to Netflix subscribers, the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation is wading into some uncharted waters.
As regional television flounders, a new approach to deregulation is needed.
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.
A classic villainous smirk.
Both Netflix's Narcos and the documentary Cartel Land fall into the trap of sensationalising violence and in doing so horribly simplify the story.
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Classical epic can seem particularly alien in the instant gratification culture of Instagram and Twitter, yet there's a surge of interest in them.
Testing times for broadcasters in transition.
A fractured broadcasting industry is destroying the business model for the giants. There are winners in the wings though, and the BBC could yet be one of them.
Pay TV’s only real option seems to be to cut price and expand options available to customers.
The unbundling of content stands to hurt Pay TV providers the most.
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Media players are jostling for a piece of the lucrative sports broadcast market, but a lot can happen in two years.
There are more television services than ever before.
Telstra's release of an all-in-one streaming service further complicates the television landscape in Australia.
Netflix is winning over Australian audiences en masse, but it's too early to tell who will win the race for TV viewers.
Changing perceptions of women doing time.
If you haven't watched it yet, it's time to sit up and take note.
Television is not like it used to be, but it’s difficult to find accurate data on how it’s changing.
With free-to-air, pay TV, catch-up services and video-on-demand, television is changing in Australia, and the viewership metrics are struggling to keep up.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced a budget crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
The budget will toughen anti-avoidance measures to crack down on the profit-shifting being undertaken by 30 multinational companies that have been identified by the Taxation Office.
Violators will be rewarded.
An extraordinary decade of change has ensured there is now no clear blue water around any business sector.
Introducing a so-called ‘Netflix" tax in Australia makes sense.
The arrival of Netflix in Australia has brought into sharp relief the GST base erosion problem caused by global digital commerce. Along with the non-taxation of low-value imported goods, the absence of…
Australians who illegally downloaded Dallas Buyers Club could soon be receiving letters asking for payment.
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How much might Australians caught illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club be charged for their indescretion?
Game of Thrones has been the most pirated television show in history. Will season 5 be any different?
Australians are amongst the top pirates of movies and television worldwide, but that may change in time.
Foxtel hopes to retain viewers with exclusive content such as Game of Thrones.
Australians have enthusiastically embraced new streaming service Netflix. But with its subscription business model under threat, Foxtel is coming out fighting.
Are new video-on-demand services really ‘breathing new life’ into Australian content?
The arrival of subscription video on demand services Netflix, Stan and Presto have implications for what we call "television" in Australia – and much of the policy detail remains to be hammered out.
Seismic changes in the television industry have transformed the ways stories are told and consumed.
Many refer to advances in television storytelling as novelistic or cinematic, but the medium deserves a term of its own: complex TV.
Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has floated the idea of reforming media laws, but Australia media terrain has changed.
if anything, media concentration is worsening and diversity won't be improved by changing Australia's media ownership laws.