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In buying MGM, Amazon is clearly demonstrating its ambition to dethrone Netflix and the race for the top spot in the video-on-demand market has never been tighter. (Shutterstock)

Will Amazon’s purchase of MGM mark the end of Netflix’s reign?

In the war to secure exclusive content, the ability to invest in the acquisition or production of original content has become crucial ammunition.
Halston with the Halstonettes – a group of models who were part of his entourage – at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 1980. Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Halston: The glittering rise – and spectacular fall – of a fashion icon

The subject of a new Netflix miniseries, Halston once ruled over New York's fashion world. But the designer with a devil-may-care approach to his business dealings attempted too much, too quickly.
TV and movies are one way we understand people and places we’ve never had direct contact with – and maybe never will. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape – and change how people see the world

An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix's ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond – and distribute them globally.
Actor Simon Baker at a press conference in Canberra on Tuesday calling for a local content quota on streaming services. Lukas Coch/AAP

How local content rules on streamers could seriously backfire

Pursuing local content requirements on streaming services is a high risk, low reward campaign. The reality is global streamers can’t save Australian television.

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