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Foxtel CEO Says Netflix Is Like 'The Digital Video Store'

Shots fired: Foxtel’s CEO Richard Freudenstein has said in a speech today that multi-billion dollar streaming giant Netflix and its associated competitors are no better than the crappy Blockbuster video store down at the local shops, while also outlining just how much it would cost for consumers to access to content that the pay TV provider maintains a monopoly over.


Foxtel's Bundle Of Pain Could Come Sooner Than It Thinks

Most media businesses offer a bundled set of products. When you buy the newspaper, or watch free-to-air TV, this is obvious. You pay a fee to buy a newspaper, or the offerings of a channel, some of which you want and some you don’t want, but it all comes together in a package. You can pick and choose some content by switching TV channels or subscribing to more than one newspaper, but your choice is quite limited.


GoT Pirates Take Heed: Foxtel Lines Up As The Executioner Of The Pirate Bay

Australia’s site blocking laws are live, and ever since the government handed the executioner’s axe to the rights holders, we’ve been wondering who would swing it on The Pirate Bay first? A new report points to Foxtel acting as The Pirate Bay’s executioner.


Can Telstra TV Kill Content Piracy?

What we used to call television is changing before our eyes. Last week, Telstra announced it will shortly introduce a new streaming video set top box. For a number of reasons, this is a very smart move.


Presto Is Finally Testing High-Definition Streaming

Presto has a library full of quality content, but the image quality isn’t as good as it should be. At last the service says it will bring HD streaming into its catalogue.


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.


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