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Netflix Has 10 Times More Aussie Subscribers Than Foxtel, Stan Or Quickflix

Research firm Roy Morgan has just published new data on the number of Netflix customers in Australia, and the international streaming giant is absolutely killing it compared to its rivals down under.


Foxtel Celebrates Early Christmas Thanks To Site Blocking Legislation

You learn things in this job. One thing in particular is that whenever the Government does something to try and stop piracy, Foxtel is there to cheer them on. The passage of the site blocking Bill this evening means that the pay TV giant has been handed an early legislative Christmas present, and it took the time to celebrate as soon as the vote was over.


Competition Between Streaming Video Providers Heats Up

Here in Australia we have quite a few streaming options. Stan, Presto, Quickflix, Netflix and Foxtel Play. But head of Fetch TV Scott Lorson thinks that at least one will bow out within a year. But which will it be?


Stan And Telstra Unexpectedly Join Forces

The newly signed a deal will see the streaming services bundled for free in broadband deals. What’s surprising is that Telstra is also offering rival Presto and has been rumoured to be in talks with Netflix.


Presto Is Bringing The Fight To Netflix And Stan

Presto is now a formal, official joint venture between Foxtel and Seven West Media — two of Australia’s largest media companies. Each of the partners has a 50 per cent stake in the service, and they’re planning to use their considerable marketing might and the depth of their war chests to make a huge play. They want Presto to be the best streaming video on demand service in Australia, and they’re not afraid to spend a bit of money to get there.


Quickflix Will Offer Direct Access To Foxtel's Presto Movies And TV

When Quickflix entered a trading halt on the Australian Stock Exchange yesterday, we expected to write the story that the service was finally going bust in the wake of Netflix and Stan in the Australian market. Instead, it has today announced a new deal that could see it rise again: Quickflix is going to be a reseller of Foxtel’s Presto service.


I Tried To Pay Foxtel For Game Of Thrones, But They Wouldn't Let Me

“There is no longer any excuse to pirate Game of Thrones.” That’s what the self-satisfied think-pieces were telling me. That’s what the smug folk on Twitter are saying. It seems every time I refreshed I was regaled with the all-too loud declarations of those who wanted everyone to know they would be paying to watch Game of Thrones. Bully for you.

The lady doth protest too much. I’d wager a small fortune that every single one of them have a torrent client installed on their computer alongside a conveniently placed ThePirateBay shortcut on their browser of choice.


Foxtel Grabs The Walking Dead For Presto

After Game Of Thrones, we’d say The Walking Dead is fairly high on the list of shows viewers would like to be able to watch on legal streaming services. Foxtel just announced that it will be presenting the zombie favourite on Presto — but how long will you have to wait?


Foxtel Says 200,000 iQ3 Boxes Need Fixing

So much for the shining hope of the Australia’s pay TV broadcaster: Foxtel has admitted that 200,000 of the brand, spanking new Foxtel iQ3 boxes need new software to fix a battery of issues.


The Walking Dead Spinoff Finally Has A Name

Fear The Walking Dead. For years, we’ve been wondering how the zombie apocalypse represented in Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead graphic novels actually started, and it’s looking more and more certain that we’ll find out very soon. There’s a new spin-off series from Kirkman, it’s called Fear The Walking Dead, and it’s about the start of the outbreak.