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Australian content in SVOD catalogs: availability and discoverability

This submission contains findings from independent academic research we have been conducting since 2015 into SVOD services and related public policy issues, both in Australia and overseas.

CBS takeover of Network Ten a defeat for Murdoch, Gordon

American broadcaster, CBS, has beaten out billionaires, Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon, to buy Network Ten.

The future of online news video

Growth around online video news seems to have been largely driven by technology, publishers and platforms, rather than strong consumer demand, a new report from the Reuters Institute finds – but breaking news events may hold clues to success. The report explores the explosion in...

What is happening to television news?

Traditional television viewing is falling, and the rapid rise of online video viewing continues. If television news providers fail to respond to these profound shifts in how people use media, they risk eventually becoming irrelevant, a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study...

Geoblocking and global video culture

Geoblocking and Global Video Culture explores the cultural implications of access control and circumvention in an age of VPNs. Featuring seventeen chapters from diverse critical positions and locations – including China, Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, Cuba, Brazil, USA, Sweden and Australia.

Streaming services: get the full story

ACMA has published this guide with general information about subscription video on demand (SVOD) services—commonly known as ‘streaming’. This guide includes tips and general information about SVOD services in Australia.

TV streams into the future

What might television look like in a year’s time, in a few years’ time, in a decade? Jock Given, Michael Brealey and Cathy Gray asked twenty-five people from across the industry and beyond.

Report 1—Online video content services in Australia Latest developments in the supply and use of professionally produced online video services

This report discusses the changing consumer and audience preferences that are driving fundamental changes in how content is delivered by communications providers in Australia. The growth in online participation is disruptive, presenting both a challenge and opportunity to industry. This growth confirms that many Australians...

Online video in Australia: exploring audiovisual fiction sites

This report is about the growth of online video between 2010 and 2011. Three main measures were used: (1) the size of the 'unique Australian audience' visiting each site each month; (2) the total amount of time ('total minutes') spent on each site by these...

Administration of the Australia Network tender process

This audit report examines the administration of the Australia Network tender process identifies lessons learned from the conduct of the process to inform future procurement activities. The Australia Network is an Australian Government funded overseas television broadcasting service established to pursue foreign and trade policy...
Conference paper

Disruption revisited: Netflix, Apple TV, Google TV, Facebook TV

Historically, television and media content have generally been tied to specific distribution platforms or outlets. However, multiple new players and new forces are at work now driving significant changes. Four business models have been constructed in this paper, about current initiatives for Internet based television...
Conference paper

Access and control in music distribution: locks, lockers or locked out

In 2011, three digital media giants, Amazon, Google and Apple, launched music locker services. The timing of the launches was curious, given that the decision of a United States district court case on music locker service was still pending1 and the same court had...
Conference paper

IPTV: Glimmers of hope

This paper canvasses possible future prospects of new IPTV services as part of NBN, and offers some insights from overseas IPTV experience for Australia.
Conference paper

The importance of measurements of online video audiences to determine communication policy

In the digital age, in a time where increasing amounts of video are being published and distributed online, we need more quantitative information on user needs and user consumption of online video to determine a sensible broadcast and communications policy. This talk outlines what types...