Friday, October 30th, 2020

While the Opening Ceremony is not until the early hours of Saturday morning Australian time, LIVE coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi has already gotten underway on TEN and tenplay. TEN’s coverage when it fully kicks into gear will be comprehensive with more than 360 hours of live content from the Sochi Games on […]

  Network Ten has announced it will be the Australian broadcaster for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014. The reported $20 million agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) covers free-to-air television, subscription-TV, internet and mobile phone rights.  This is the first time Ten has Olympic rights since the 1988 Summer Games […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yesterday’s deal between Hybrid TV and Disney Media Distribution confirmed that the next decade is the decade of choice for the consumer. The agreement, Disney’s first foray into a Video on Demand in the Southern Hemisphere, will lift Hybrid TV’s CASPA On-Demand offering to over 200 programs and 2000 hours of TV viewing on-demand. CASPA […]