Australian TV drama series have shrunk in length from their heyday, and broadcasters are making 20% less of them than they did two decades ago.
There are signs that home movie viewing could meet a resurgence of local movie-going that draws on entertainment conventions that preceded Hollywood’s rise.
Pursuing local content requirements on streaming services is a high risk, low reward campaign. The reality is global streamers can’t save Australian television.
With commercial broadcasters threatening to thumb their noses at local content quotas, it’s time government finds new tools appropriate for the 21st century television environment.
Movie studios are launching their own streaming apps but record labels aren’t about to do the same.
Netflix may be inching closer to becoming a “local” media company, with an increased presence in our small but profitable national market. Will this lead to more locally-made content?
Amid endless reviews into the future of local screen content, uncertainty reigns on issues such as the impact of Netflix, the fate of local content quotas and funding for original children’s TV.
In ten years, Netflix has built up a streaming business with a staggering 125m subscribers. Here’s what it needs to do next.
Hollywood has long had a problem with diversity. But thanks to services like Netflix women have found a place for their stories, compelling Tinseltown to change.
Disney recently announced a forthcoming streaming service, leading some to wonder if the company is gearing up for a battle with Netflix. But not all streaming services are locked in a death match.
In sports media – as in sports – no one is invincible.
Netflix has seamlessly adapted to new technologies and disrupted existing business models. But unlike traditional media enterprises, Netflix has never tried to attract a mass audience.
The new motoring series will be used to help launch another video on demand service in Australia. But will consumers find away to access the show and avoid paying another fee?
Streaming television may actually facilitate important forms of human interaction, like participating in politics.
Live events like sports seemed immune to streaming services’ assault on traditional broadcast TV. Now that might change.
Television is a 20th century medium that must change to survive in the 21st century.
The rise on live streaming of television programs is breaking down the protected geographical barriers on what you can watch, and the regional broadcasters are not happy.
A post-network era looms. What does this mean for the way we watch – and pay for – television shows?
Telcos are positioning themselves to be at the top rather than the bottom of the content food chain.
Online streaming offers benefits for consumers and the companies providing the service, but thus far it hasn’t been paid off for artists.