Former News Corp chief commercial officer and director of sales, Sharb Farjami, is joining pay TV operator Foxtel as director of content commercialisation.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Foxtel says Games of Thrones Season 6 Premiere is ‘the most watched program in Australian subscription television history.’
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.
A new survey says Australian Internet TV will get a Christmas boost, but that a ‘content drought’ might hamper loyalty.
If you think SVOD services such as Netflix, Presto or Stan will be the death of Pay TV of Free-to-Air (FTA) TV, Ovum says no.
Netflix refuses to disclose Australian subscriber numbers, but Roy Morgan Research makes a good estimate based on polling of households. It is in 8% of Australian homes.
Subscription video on demand (SVOD) services have boomed big time in Australia this year, with 2 million subscriptions recorded at end June 2015 alone.
Back in February, Optus dropped its unlimited broadband bundles to $90 per month, but its new July unlimited broadband bundles cost $95 or $115.
Presto has finally come to Smart TVs in native form, rather than via Google’s ChromeCast, with Samsung the first Smart TV maker to offer native Presto.
Foxtel’s naked ambition has matched the reported nudity seen on the first episode of GoT season 5, with record breaking ratings for a subscription TV program.
The launch of Foxtel’s iQ3 should have been a televisual set-top blockbuster of epic proportions, yet it’s a game of moans for frustrated customers.
Telstra has launched Presto on its T-Box, with a free six-month subscription arriving today, alongside Foxtel IQ3’s launch, the day before Netflix arrives.
Foxtel’s IQ3 set-top box redefines the Foxtel experience, with a complete UI overhaul, new features, more tuners, a Bluetooth remote and yet more to come.
New and existing Foxtel customers will be able to order the Pay TV giant’s most advanced IQ3 set top box with a stack of innovative and ingenious features.
Netflix and Fetch TV have announced that Fetch is the first Australian Pay-TV service to integrate Netflix on Fetch’s 2nd-gen TV box.
Foxtel Pay TV is delivered over cable for many, but Foxtel’s Broadband and Home Phone service is ADSL2+ only for now, which may be too slow for some.
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