We've written about SBS's virtual reality app before, and pointed out some of the cool experiences that our national multicultural broadcaster has featured through it. Today's update adds eight interviews with prominent Indigenous Australians, filmed as part of First Contact 2, the final episode of which is airing on SBS tonight.
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SBS's virtual reality app has gotten a facelift — and launching alongside the revamp are three new VR projects.
Welcome to Garma with Ernie Dingo builds on NITV's coverage and presents a rare insight into the remarkable Indigenous Garma Festival in Arnhem Land; A Pig's Life with Matthew Evans is a VR exploration of the life of a pig in Australia's meat trade and Tomorrow's Diwali is a real-time art animation driven by SBS Radio, celebrating the significance of Diwali to Australia.
The last year has been a tough time for free to air TV. Even Freeview, the peak body representing the FTA channels, says viewing habits have "changed dramatically" — everyone is using their phones instead. Netflix and Stan and catch-up apps from every major digital TV channel means that you don't need to watch TV, unless you're dead-set on watching The Bachelor live and in real time. To that end, within a month Freeview will do its bit to speed that push away from the big screen and onto mobiles with a single unified app that streams all 15 major FTA channels to your phone.
Yesterday, lawyers acting for the rightsholders to Dallas Buyers Club dropped their case against iiNet, giving up on petitioning for the user details of 4726 alleged pirates. We've had a few tweets and comments from people saying they would download Dallas Buyers Club in celebration of the verdict, and we think that's just rude. Instead, how about you watch it for free legally?
Looking for something a little more interesting than a YouTube playlist of cooking shows? We've had a revolution over the last couple of years in streaming video services on the 'net, and that means it's easier than ever to sit Here's a list of every major TV catch-up service, and every subscription streaming website or app for movies and TV, available to Aussies.
In an age of global media abundance, the notion that public broadcasting is a mechanism to address “market failure” is beguiling. It is also fundamentally wrong.