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The days of watching F1 on any free-to-air network are numbered, if the analysis from analyst firm GlobalData is correct, with an estimate loss of US $246.49m from ticket sales a worst-case scenario.

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Mobile data will be the largest revenue-contributing segment to China’s telecom and pay-TV market between 2018 and 2023, according to one global analyst firm.

Australians have a growing taste for sports and video entertainment content sending the Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) services market to new heights, reaching 12.3 million total subscriptions at the end of June, according new research from technology analyst firm, Telsyte.

Published in Entertainment

Foxtel has taken the user interface from its iPad, iPhone and Telstra TV apps and has applied it to its iQ3 and iQ4 set top boxes, with the iQ4 getting the upgrade in August, the iQ3 "later this year", along with a new iQ4 remote that has a Voice search feature to be unveiled later, too.

Published in Entertainment

Netflix now has nearly two million New Zealanders as subscribers to its subscription video on demand services, with slightly faster growth than its Australian counterpart, according to a newly published report.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 03 August 2018 09:42

Netflix approaches 10 million Aussie viewers

Market researcher Roy Morgan says more than 9.8 million Australians have access to Netflix, and the number could pass the 10 million milestone this quarter.

Published in Entertainment

Pay TV and free-to-air TV are under a growing threat from video-on-demand, according to a senior telecoms analyst who says global streaming is gathering pace, with the Internet now rivalling broadcast TV as a vehicle to deliver consumer content.

Published in Entertainment

Foxtel shocks with its new $99 Android-powered Box, designed to be "an affordable and easy-to-use device designed to stream the best choice of the world’s biggest new shows, live sport and complete seasons to consumers’ TVs".

Published in Entertainment

If you’re a being that loves sport, and you’re a Foxtel subscriber, then you’ve just scored free access to be in beIN’s Sports Connect app to watch anywhere you are.

Published in Entertainment

Foxtel has “welcomed the sentencing of a Sydney man for his role in the selling of unauthorised access to Foxtel services".

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 21:43

Court temporaily halts Vodafone NZ-Sky TV merger

New Zealand’s High Court has temporarily halted the proposed merger of Vodafone New Zealand and satellite pay TV operator Sky TV, ordering a short-term stay to the deal in the event the New Zealand Commerce Commission gives its clearance to the merger on Thursday morning.

Federal Parliament’s new streaming video service has been pulling bigger audiences than some PayTV programmes, claims Australian video streaming technology company, SwitchMedia, which developed the new webcasting service.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 23:36

Farjami crosses from News Corp to Foxtel

Former News Corp chief commercial officer and director of sales, Sharb Farjami, is joining pay TV operator Foxtel as director of content commercialisation.

Published in People Moves

Sydney-based tech company Switch Media has done a deal with Foxtel which it says will give the pay TV broadcaster’s subscribers a more streamlined viewing experience, particularly on smartphones and tablets.

Published in Entertainment

The proposed merger of Vodafone and Sky News in New Zealand is under scrutiny by the country’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, the Commerce Commission, to determine whether it will lessen competition in the NZ market.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Demand for subscription video on demand (SVOD) services delivered over the Internet is booming, with 2.7 million Australians already signed up with active subscriptions to the services, according to the latest report from analyst firm Telsyte.

Published in Entertainment

The final numbers are in for the GoT Season 6 premiere viewership, and they’ve definitively topped over 1.2 million viewers - numbers fit for a king!

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Foxtel says Games of Thrones Season 6 Premiere is ‘the most watched program in Australian subscription television history.’

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Pay TV SaaS platform PayWizard says ‘research shows mobile devices as most popular choices for watching OTT TV content’ with millennials using nearly 2x the devices as over 55s to watch TV.

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A new survey says Australian Internet TV will get a Christmas boost, but that a ‘content drought’ might hamper loyalty.

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