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ACMA Claims 2 Million Aussies Now Have SVOD Services

 

Australia’s Communications and Media Authority, ACMA, isn’t just a paper-shuffling government department but a useful font of knowledge, information and regulation on all things communications and media.

Its latest report is entitled ‘Streaming services – get the full story’ and it is absolutely jam packed with great answers to questions such as ‘Who offers SVOD services in Australia?’, ‘What’s the difference between SD, HD and Ultra HD content?’, ‘ What are my rights when using SVOD services?’, ‘What is a parental lock and is it available on SVOD services?’ and plenty more.

ACMA says that since early 2015, nearly two million Australians have now subscribed to subscription VOD services, which is a whopping number in such a short time.

However, lest you think that all these subscribers signals the pending death of pay television behemoth Foxtel in Australia, Foxtel CEO Richard Freudenstein said in an address yesterday to the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce that Netflix will never be able to compete with Foxtel in the content stakes.

Read the entire story here.

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