Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan in The Katering Show (2015), which began as a short form web series.
New ABS figures on film, TV and digital gaming show that subscription broadcasters and online content creators are booming. Yet local content quotas only apply to free-to-air broadcasters.
Free-to-air TV has been suffering for a number of years.
Free-to-air broadcasters have lost billions in the past decade. Slightly reducing license fees won't fix that.
Perth Scorchers Sam Whitman at the Big Bash League T20 Grand Final match against the Sydney Sixers this year.
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Negotiations for the new media rights for cricket in Australia could see a change in how we watch games, and even be linked to a drop in people actually playing the game.
Paying to watch broadcasts from the Olympics games in Rio this year is a new venture for the Seven Network.
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.
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.
Many people already use a second device when watching television, but can Netflix combine the two experiences?
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.
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.
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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Telcos are positioning themselves to be at the top rather than the bottom of the content food chain.
Fresh faces: the original Wake Up lineup launched with three, whittled to two and then, last week, was axed.
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.
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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…