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NO, Joe Hockey, a ‘Netflix tax’ wouldn’t raise ‘billions’

During the ongoing debate about tax evasion by multinationals, Joe Hockey has claimed that his latest thought-bubble, the “Netflix tax” would raise “billions”.To get “billions” of GST revenue from anything you need tens of billions of revenue. The total online retail market in the last year generated less than $AU1.6 billion in GST revenue – …

Adding GST to movie downloads could raise billions: Treasurer Joe Hockey

Billions of dollars in additional revenue could be collected by applying GST to downloads of music and movies from international video on demand services such as Netflix, Treasurer Joe Hockey says. The move would see popular overseas media streaming services, such as Netflix — which officially launched in the Australian market late last month — …

Netflix and Fairfax in an uncaring new media environment

Serious TV viewers have been celebrating last week’s arrival of legal Netflix video on demand content, which offers ’all you can eat’ streaming for just $8.99 per month. On the one hand, it makes pay TV more accessible to low income earners, who until recently were looking at an unaffordable $50 entry level Foxtel subscription. But on the other, …

Internet-capable TVs up but traditional sets still dominate households in Australia

The 2014 fourth quarter report by RegionalTAM, OzTAM and Nielsen examines the household take-up of screen technologies and interplay between them. The report found household take-up of internet-capable devices reached a new high in Q4 2014. Australian are spending on average 37 hours and eight minutes per month online, compared to the previous year of 38 …

Netflix Australia vs Netflix US TV Shows Library Comparison : Time to switch?

So you’ve already been using Netflix US via a VPN service. With the paid version available to Australians tomorrow, is it time to switch? This list will help you: every TV series available on Netflix US, ordered by their IMDB ranking. IMDB Ranking Title IMDb Rating Year On Netflix Australia? 1 Breaking Bad 9.5 2008 2 Joss …

Local TV producers fear extinction with arrival of video streaming services

Australian film and television makers are worried the arrival of overseas video streaming services may threaten the local industry. The US-based VoD service Netflix has its much-awaited launch in Australia today. It joins a handful of local providers offering TV services over the internet. The slew of new services promises greater choice for consumers, but local …

SVoD not an imminient threat to Pay-TVs in Australia, says ASTRA

The pay-television industry has dismissed the threat to its business model posed by subscription based on-demand video streaming services as US giant #netflix, which has announced its Australian launch date as March 24. ASTRA’s biggest member, Foxtel, is under pressure to show the rise of circa-$10 a month #svod services such as Netflix – offering large, advertising-free …

Southward-bound Netflix and Disney ink deal in Australia

Prior to it’s launch in Australia and New Zealand in March, white label VOD provider Netflix has gone on to join hands with Disney to serve Disney, Walt Disney Animation Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm content to it’s subscribers in these two countries. Financial terms have not yet been disclosed but the …

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