Streaming services in Australia – are there lessons to be learnt from the sale of Hulu Japan?

US-based online streaming service Hulu announced in February that it had sold its Japanese service (which launched three years ago) to Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV). Under the terms of the deal, Nippon TV assumes control of the day-to-day operations of the business and its management (when the deal completes). Nippon TV is the leading… Continue reading Streaming services in Australia – are there lessons to be learnt from the sale of Hulu Japan?

Piracy continues to be a major problem

As 2013 draws to a close, TorrentFreak has published their annual list of the most-pirated TV-shows. Unsurprisingly top of the list was HBO’s Game of Thrones, closely trailed by Breaking Bad (which aired its final season ever this year). According to TorrentFreak: the estimated download numbers are per single episode of the most downloaded TV-shows worldwide (per… Continue reading Piracy continues to be a major problem