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How Channel Nine Killed Quickflix, Australia’s Streaming Pioneer

How Channel Nine Killed Quickflix, Australia’s Streaming Pioneer

Quickflix became the first victim of the streaming wars in Australia yesterday, announcing it is in voluntary administration, a move many anticipated. The company founded in 2003 by CEO Stephen Langsford’s garage in Perth, was originally, like Netflix, an online DVD rental service where customers paid a flat fee to…

Australia’s Next-Gen Digital TV Could Be Dead Before It Starts

Australia’s Next-Gen Digital TV Could Be Dead Before It Starts

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV, or HbbTV, is the future of Australian digital television. It’s an industry standard for Web-enabled television devices that integrates over-the-air digital TV broadcasts with online catch-up video and other media content. It’s under development by Australia’s Freeview TV consortium and is set to launch soon, but…