Internet television


14 Oct 2018

This report examines the availability and discoverability of Australian film and television content on Netflix and Stan. It builds on findings from a 2017 pilot study, produced for the Department of Communications’ Australian Screen and Children’s Content Review.


7 Aug 2018

The number of Australians consuming online content has increased since 2015. Australians are also consuming online content differently—streaming more, and downloading less. The results also show that there has been an increase in the consumption of lawful content across music, movies, video games and TV...

Discussion paper

26 Apr 2018

This inquiry is operating in the context of rapidly changing media markets. Boundaries between traditional media markets are dissolving, new platforms exist for distributing news and entertainment, and revenue streams are changing. Consumers are adopting new forms of media rapidly, and the increased competition between...


15 Dec 2017

This report is designed to help the industry understand its audience, and to inform anyone interested in the place that screen stories have in a modern, online Australia.

Audio interview

15 Sep 2017

Former ABC journalist, Quentin Dempster, says the federal government should implement a local content quota for Australian television.


Submission to the Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review September 2017
15 Sep 2017

Executive summary

SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) portals represent a new and disruptive category of entertainment service. The two leading SVOD portals in Australia are Netflix and Stan. Netflix – which is not an Australian media company and cannot easily be regulated under Australian law...


28 Aug 2017

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


29 Jan 2016

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.

Contributors: Ramon Lobato,...


10 Dec 2015

If 2012 was the year the chickens came home to roost for most of our big papers, 2015 has been the year of living dangerously for the regionals - and in a different way for commercial TV.


Mark Di Stefano



16 Nov 2015

This snapshot takes a close look at subscription video on demand (SVOD) services in Australia, including the take-up, use and satisfaction with these services. It looks at time spent using these services and provides insights into why SVOD services are seen to be attractive, particularly...

Book review

2 Oct 2013

Review Details Date: 2 October 2013 Author: Annabelle Sheehan Publisher: Inside Story Owning Institution(s): Swinburne University

Book Details Title: Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World Publisher: Palgrave Date Published: 2013 Author/s: Stuart CunninghamJon Silver

From Thomas Edison’s short...


15 Nov 2012

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...


3 Apr 2012

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...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

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

16 Dec 2009

The proposed $43 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) commitment to build higher capacity fibre networks throughout much of Australia will need many new applications and services that attract strong customer take-up to eventually justify the long term major NBN investment. This paper canvasses possible future...



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