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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.


Apple TV: Steve Jobs Was Smacked Down By CBS

Speaking at a conference in LA on Saturday, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves explained how Steve Jobs approached him with a pitch for an Apple subscription content service. Moonves, however, wasn’t convinced, and he decided to turn Jobs away.


Sell Your Book In The iBookstore And Apple Won't Let You Sell It Anywhere Else

Selling a book with Apple’s iBook Author program is now a one-way ticket to Apple being the only place you can sell the book. Maybe selling your book on iBooks isn’t such a great deal after all.


"Experiment In Cord Cutting" Shows Good Enough Is Perfect For Most

“I feel really good about Comcast” is not something Roku, Boxee or Google execs would want said by people who’ve tried out their connected TV products. Nevertheless this past Friday there were five Boston-based families doing just that.


How Hulu Lost Its Place In A Netflix World

Hulu is a terrific service. Who could argue with free, current episodes of primetime TV on your computer? But for months now, Netflix has been eating Hulu’s lunch. And Hulu’s plan to fight back sounds more like a swan song.


Why Cable Subscriptions Really Declined For The First Time Ever

For the first time since cable has existed, the number of subscriptions has fallen from one quarter to the next. Have we finally found the mythical mass exodus to Hulu and Apple TV? I don’t think so. Here’s why.