Friday, October 30th, 2020

Foxtel’s proposed merger with Austar took another step in the right direction last week when the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions (ACCC) commenced market consultations over Foxtel’s draft undertakings. Foxtel has provided the ACCC with undertakings in order to allay ACCC concerns that a merged company would hamper competition in the IPTV market. Foxtel and Austar, along […]

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 […]

  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 […]

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 […]

News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch said earlier this year that “content is not just king, it is the emperor of all things electronic. Clever technology is merely an empty vessel without any great content.”

UK communications regulator OFCOM has confirmed no investigation will be launched into YouView (formerly Project Canvas) the new IPTV on-demand service from the UK’s free-to-air networks. According to guardian.co.uk, YouView will launch in the first half of next year and target the 7 million Freeview households that have a broadband connection. YouView’s seven partners include British […]