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Netflix Confirms Zero Intention Of Ads

Yesterday rumours abounded that Netflix would start showing ads — thanks to testing before and after content. It was only trailers for its own shows, but still it was easy to fear the worst.


The People Who Make Your Videos Go Viral

Aside from Justin Bieber videos, YouTube’s greatest contribution to the internet has been in the ‘humans being dumb’ genre — everyone loves watching, say, people failing to pour ice water on their heads. But viral videos don’t just go viral on their own; in many cases, there’s a viral puppetmaster pulling the strings.


I Can't Even With The Australian TV Industry Anymore

That’s it. I’ve had it. Whoever is making programming decisions in Australia’s TV industry needs a swift kicking. I’m not sure how many times I’ve had to say it, but clearly it bears repeating: if you keep popular, viral international shows away from Australian audiences, they will pirate it. Today’s lesson: FOX8 and a new show called Jane The Virgin.


PlayBuzz Is The New Upworthy And Maybe A Little Grosser

Our Facebook News Feeds already runneth over with links promising to surprise and/or reaffirm your faith in any number of entities. But recently you may have noticed that these Upworthy-esque links have gotten even more mindless. More hollow. More all-around absurd. And, no, we’re not talking about The Onion’s Clickhole. This is PlayBuzz.


ABC To Put Entire Season Of Chris Lilley's 'Jonah From Tonga' On iView Before It Airs On TV

Do you prefer watching stuff on a tablet, smartphone or laptop instead of on a TV? What about binge watching? Are you into that? The ABC has you covered: Auntie is set to stream every single episode of Chris Lilley’s new show, Jonah From Tonga on its online catch-up platform iView before the season premiere next week.



iPlayer No More: The Future For BBC Content Online Looks Messy Down Under

The BBC’s iPlayer iOS app is a nifty (and legal) way for people outside the UK to access and download popular BBC content. However, it looks like plans for that service to expand to Android and potentially offer live content have been put to one side, with the BBC now planning to focus on a series of premium pay TV channels and streaming subscription content through its BBC.com portal. For Aussie viewers, that means your main legal option is likely to be (gulp) a Foxtel subscription.


Report: Piracy Isn't Killing Content

Contrary to what the popular press might have us believe, piracy isn’t killing content. At least, that’s what a team of scholars from the London School of Economics has found after conducting a deep analysis of the situation.


Sony 2013 TVs: Everything You Need To Know

After offering a sneak peek as to what we could expect at CES in January, Sony finally unveiled it’s 2013 Australian TV range last night, and the focus is moving away from smarter TVs in terms of content and into smarter panels in terms of picture and sound.


Amazon's New $3 Kid-Friendly Subscription Service

Amazon’s just launched Free Time Unlimited for its range of Kindle Fire tablets, which offers unlimited access to age-restricted movies, games and books for kids, for just $US3 a month.


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