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Facebook has once again shown the Australian Government that it cares little about any edicts Canberra may have issued, snubbing SBS and The Conversation when they sought deals with the social media giant under the news media content legislation.

Published in Open Sauce

Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) says it will broadcast some of the world’s biggest events to more parts of the globe and play a key role in delivering 24/7 programming to millions of people with the acquisition of the business and assets of MediaCloud.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The taxpayer-funded ABC will demand that users register and provide personal details, which will also be shared with Google and Facebook, if they wish to use the iview service from 1 July.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 12 April 2021 17:36

Freeview begins rollout of new HbbTV service

Freeview Australia's enhanced HbbTV service provides more seamless integration between broadcast and on-demand BVOD services.

Published in Entertainment

The federal Labor Party has offered subsidies on electric vehicles, cutting import taxes and fringe-benefit taxes on all non-luxury vehicles that cost below $77,500. The Victorian Labor Party, meanwhile, has announced an annual tax of about $300 on EVs.

Published in Open Sauce

More Australian media deals with Google's News Showcase appear to be in the offing, aided by some government sweeteners, with a number of news publishers reported to be in discussions with the online advertising giant set to finalise agreements before the Australian Parliament passes the news media code into law.

Published in Technology Regulation

Digital platforms Google and Facebook have managed to change a number of terms in the news media code, which has been given the name News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code, with the government giving ground on the interval for informing publishers of algorithm changes.

Published in Technology Regulation

National broadcasters the ABC and SBS are each receiving $2 million in funding from the Federal Government to provide audio description on television programs, making content more accessible for blind and vision impaired Australians.

Published in Entertainment

The ABC has markedly changed its stance towards Google and Facebook, now that the ACCC is pushing for the digital platforms to pay news organisations for using their content.

Published in Open Sauce

Trust in news sources has fallen by 2% globally, but in Australia the fall is much steeper, at 6%, according to the annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report.

Published in Data

Optus has decided to simulcast the remaining matches of the World Cup exclusive to its Optus Sport service — the round of 16 and the quarter-finals — with public broadcaster SBS.

Published in Entertainment

Despite claiming that its network has held up well while streaming World Cup matches after the initial fiasco, Optus says it will not decide until the end of the week whether to simulcast the round of 16 and the quarter-finals on public broadcaster SBS.

Published in Entertainment

Telecommunications provider Optus says its Optus Sport service is being modified so that it can be accessed free of charge until 31 August, as per the announcement by its chief executive Allan Lew on Wednesday.

Published in Entertainment

What did Optus chief executive Allan Lew mean when he announced on Wednesday that Optus Sport would be free to all Australians until 31 August? Did he mean that the content would be free?

Published in Open Sauce

Public broadcaster SBS will simulcast all remaining group matches of the World Cup football tournament along with Optus, in an agreement with the telco which has been dogged by issues with broadcasting games on its network.

Published in Entertainment

The World Cup football streaming disaster could have been avoided had SBS been broadcasting the tournament in full as in the past, the Australian Labor Party claims, adding that the public broadcaster could not bid for full rights due to funding cuts by the Federal Government.

Published in Entertainment

Fifty-eight percent of those who consume news in Australia do so on their smartphones, the first time this percentage has overtaken the consumption on computers and tablets, according to the seventh annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018.

Published in Mobility

Avoid the dreaded #FloptusSport fail. The World Cup only comes once every four years but the long notice hasn’t seemed to give Optus enough time to provide a service that fulfils its one and only job – to display the World Cup on its World Cup app.

Published in Apps

Free TV and Broadcast Australia — a BAI Communications Company —  in partnership with ABC, SBS and TXA, a company that provides television transmission for broadcasters, have successfully completed the first phase of next-generation television laboratory trials.

Published in Entertainment
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