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Swift Networks, Perth based telco spending millions to acquire VOD and Movie Source 10 July 2017

Swift Networks which is a Perth based telecommunications and managed IT services provider has bought video-on-demand services provider VOD. In lieu of these acquisition efforts, Swift will pay $5.1 million in cash and 3.6 million of its shares to acquire VOD and also its parent company, Movie Source. VOD which is based in Sydney provides …

Australian OTT service Stan increasing its pricing 06 July 2017

The Australian OTT platform Stan, has followed suit with its competitor Netflix and increased its subscription prices and also added a new tier to its pricing structure. As part of the increase, Stan has raised its Standard Plan by 20% that takes it from $10 per month to $12 per month. Netflix previously increased the …

Netflix subscription may cost more in Australia 15 May 2017

A monthly price increase may be in the pipeline for Australian users of Netflix. According to The Australian, they are considering a price increase for all subscription prices by a few dollars which might not be a big deal for some people however could make a great difference for others like students and other low …

In a first-of-its kind, audio streams to be included in Australia’s album charts 15 May 2017

On Thursday, May 4, an announcement was made by trade body ARIA that on-demand audio streams for the first time will be taken into account in Australia’s official weekly album charts.This Saturday (May 13), the first ARIA Albums Chart to integrate streams will be revealed using data provided by Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play …

Netflix and YouTube dominate Asia in Video Streaming 09 May 2017

A recent study by ValuePenguin lists the top video streaming apps in Asia. This research is based on Apple App Store’s data that shows the number of downloads and revenue rankings of the most popular streaming apps in 13 Asian regions including India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia, China, Korea …

Australia averages at 6.4 screens per home 17 April 2017

According to a recent study on how growing content, platform and screen choices cause a gradual shift in the way consumers apportion their viewing across devices, as of Q4 2016 Australians had a dizzying array of options to broadcast TV and other videos. The research found out that Australians now have an average of 6.4 …

Australia’s love for Subscription Video Services to Rise dramatically 29 March 2017

According to a recent Ovum OTT Video Forecast, Australia’s obsession with streaming video is set to explode. The report states that the number of Aussies switching to subscription video streaming platforms will more than double in next five years. Aussies using OTT platforms such as Foxtel Play, Netflix and Stan will grow by 170 percent in next …

Australian VR market set to Rise 23 February 2017

Sales of virtually reality (VR) headsets are off to a strong start in Australia having sold more than 200,000 units in 2016, according to a recent study by Telsyte. According to the AR & VR market study 2017, some 216,000 VR headsets sold in the calendar year 2016, with mobile VR taking up at some …

Fox Sports OTT service Watch AFL goes global 22 February 2017

Fox Sports’ OTT service Watch AFL  that launched in early February is now available to be streamed across the globe. The OTT service brings Australian Football streaming to a world-wide audience across iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as on Chromecast and AirPlay for Apple TV. Watch AFL provides access to live streaming games, on-demand clips, catch-up content …

Kids in Australia spend more time Online than on TV 16 February 2017

According to recent Roy Morgan survey, kids in Australia now spend more time online as compared to watching TV. Today’s Australian kids aged 6-13 years, spend an average of 12 hours per week using internet, almost double of some six hours spent in 2008. The time spent online for this age group has increased by some …

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