Optus’ TV Now service was held earlier this month by the Federal Court not to infringe the AFL or NRL’s copyright in their match broadcasts. Following the Court’s decision the Australian Football League’s Chief Executive Andrew Demetriou, in a wide-ranging interview with the Herald Sun made a number of comments surrounding the case and Optus’ conduct. The comments… Continue reading Demetriou’s comments not misleading
The Optus TV Now service has been given the stamp of approval by the Federal Court of Australia today. The service, according to Optus, allows a user to record and watch later free-to-air TV shows on a user’s mobile or PC. It allows an Optus customer the freedom to record TV shows anytime, anywhere to play… Continue reading ‘Optus TV Now’ service approved by Federal Court
The time has come for action against digital pirates and it now seems that the Australian Government is willing to listen and more importantly help. A report in the Australian newspaper on Wednesday confirmed that the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department has arranged a high level meeting next month with industry stakeholders to discuss potential new copyright laws in order… Continue reading Digital Piracy reform on the Government’s Agenda
On 12 August 2011 the High Court of Australia sitting in Sydney heard the special leave application for Roadshow’s appeal against the Full Federal Court’s decision in Roadshow v iiNet. The High Court granted special leave to appeal the Full Court’s decision. iiNet is Australia’s second largest DSL provider behind Telstra’s Bigpond division, employs over 2,000… Continue reading High Court to hear Copyright Appeal
In the lead up to the announcement of the new 2012-2016 television rights deal for the AFL, we are pleased to publish for the first time an original FrostGlobal article from 2006 examining the history and state of AFL broadcasting rights following the announcement of the 2007-2011 rights deal.
The digital content distribution market in Australia is hopefully about to become a lot more interesting. According to a report by Asher Moses in Fairfax Newspapers, the US online catch-up TV service Hulu is preparing to launch in Australia with or without the support of Seven, Nine and Ten. This is good news for content owners… Continue reading Aussie TV needs Hulu to stop pirates
Yesterday the Federal Court of Australia approved the schemes of arrangement for the proposed merger between Seven Network Ltd and WesTrac Group. Therefore paving the way for Kerry Stokes to emerge with a 68 per cent majority stake in the new company to be called Seven Group Holdings (SGH). Federal Court approval by Justice Peter… Continue reading Seven Group Holdings becomes a reality