Global SVOD (subscription video on demand) is on track to end the year of 2015 with a growth spurt of 42 million new subscribers across 200 countries taking global subscriptions to 161 million.
Internet traffic in Australia has been radically altered by the advent of streaming video and IPTV services. Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) has experienced a sharp rise in data traffic on the network driven by new online video services such as Netflix, Stan and Presto.
The advances in consumer technology have put the pressure on the hospitality industry which needs to impress the increasingly sophisticated hotel guest.
Gen Y is driving streaming services with consistent bursts of growth according to the least snapshot report from the Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
Australia's ageing population has created an opportunity for deploying new technology to assist in sustainable aged care solutions. The 8th Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) Conference on the Gold Coast across the 24th and 25th of November will focus on issues concerning “Living the Age Revolution” with the emphasis on information technology driving change and helping establish a future proofed, quality focused aged care environment.
Foxtel has been given the green light by the competition watchdog to snap up to 15 per cent of Network Ten.
The rapid rise of 4k TV and the HD platform has given consumers a new range of choices but often the difference between the standards is blurred.
The advent of streaming video services, dubbed the ‘Netflix effect’ has shifted the traffic patterns of Australian broadband consumption to unprecedented level.. The CEO of the National Broadband Network, Bill Morrow confirmed that the introduction of competitive streaming video services was driving massive growth on the nascent network.
The 31st annual MIPCOM television and broadcast market in Cannes attracted nearly 14,000 media executives, despite starting during the Riviera’s worst ever natural disaster.
The turnaround tale at this year’s IBC was all about 4K Ultra HD. While previous year’s themes at the Amsterdam conference had been heralding the onslaught of 4K, 2015 has marked its arrival in spades.
The rise of streaming TV and has produced a new breed of audience coined the ‘super viewer’ by researchers comScore. This new demographic is characterised as a highly-engaged, multi-platform consumer that craves specific content that appeals to their interests, hobbies or passions throughout the day, no matter the time or device.
Netflix has accelerated its ambitious global expansion plans in the East with its first launch into Asia this month in Japan. Four more countries in the Asian region will go live early next year, nominated as South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Australians appear to be ditching their predilection for piracy and going legit in their consumption of streaming video content according to new research from Choice.
Broadband service providers and mobile providers are set to get a boost to their OTT IPTV services when MatrixStream Technologies launches their turnkey high-performance MatrixCloud 4K OTT (Over-the-Top) IPTV network DVR solution.
The NBN has shifted gears with a green light from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to allow the company to buy Optus’ broadband network and TV for $800 million.
Disruptive technologies including driverless cars, single camera virtual reality, 4D and automated post-production tools will be showcased at this year’s IBC conference and exhibition being held in September in Amsterdam.
The rapid competition gripping the Australian IPTV market has pushed one of the industry’s local pioneers to diversify with expansion into China. Quickflix, one of the earliest providers of streaming video in Australia announced that it is poised to acquire an as yet unnamed Chinese film and TV company to form a global streaming platform for Chinese content.
Australia’s most significant industry event for AV and Systems Integration professionals, Integrate will be hosted in Melbourne in August.
U.S streaming platform provider Roku is entering the Australian market in a partnership with Telstra. The deal, which is similar to relationships the streaming services provider has struck with international media companies, is termed the ‘Roku Powered licensing program’. Under the strategic agreement Telstra will leverage the Roku streaming platform to deliver its new streaming service and player, branded Telstra TV, to consumers.
The Australian digital signage market is anticipated to grow by 15% in 2020 as a wide range of industry segments, including the financial services and outdoor segments take the digital platform seriously.
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