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I want it now! Australians TV consumption gets digital.

I want it now! Australians TV consumption gets digital.

Nielsen have today released their multi-screen report into the Australian market which looks at how Australians are watching TV, incorporating the many new types of viewing platforms into their consumption habits.¬†Over the final quarter 0f 2011, Nielsen found that viewing of television overall was rising. Overall, TV viewing is strong and rising. The report cites […]

The Future of Telly Continues To Take Form

The Future of Telly Continues To Take Form

TV isn’t going anywhere, but the way that it is to be distributed and the way viewers engage with it is changing radically. Credit Suisse Analyst Stefan Anninger has forecast a 200,000 subscriber loss for the US pay television market, while also claiming that youth are revolting against expensive channel packages. Anninger suggests that young […]

Arrested Development: Herald of TV's New Wave

Arrested Development: Herald of TV's New Wave

Television history is being made with the announcement on Saturday morning that US streaming company Netflix have acquired Arrested Development and will produce a new season of the show. It’s been known for a while that there were plans to produce an Arrested Development movie and that a short-run TV series would serve to bridge […]

In Review: BBC iPlayer

In Review: BBC iPlayer

The BBC iPlayer launched in Australia in late September, 2011. The content is picked from the deep BBC archives, with a handful of programs offered from other UK sources (eg ITV’s series Primeval). Currently only available for use on the iPad, if successful, I’m sure this subscription service will be rolled out to other platforms […]

The Dark Tower blurs the line further

The Dark Tower blurs the line further

The Dark Tower is back on. With some financial hurdles now overcome, Imagine Entertainment are moving forward on bringing the Stephen King books to the screen. A trilogy of movies will hit cinema screens, with a TV series accompanying it that fills in the blanks between films 1 & 2 and a second season between […]

Netflix Competes With Cable By Launching Original Programing

Netflix Competes With Cable By Launching Original Programing

Whoa. Netflix are set to upset the apple cart in a serious way with a report filed by Deadline Hollywood revealing that they are set to launch a $100 million original TV series produced by Kevin Spaceys production company, with the pilot to be helmed by David Fincher. House of Cards (a re-make of the […]

Cutting the cord? Not yet.

Cutting the cord? Not yet.

There is no question that the future of television will involve a lot of on-demand content delivered to television sets over the net. The questions that do exist relate to the form in which these services will exist, how will content providers be paid, and just how accessible the breadth of content will be through […]

Hulu - Getting It Wrong By Doing It Right

Hulu - Getting It Wrong By Doing It Right

Online distribution is the inevitable future of TV distribution. There are a lot of players out there trying to position themselves to be in the right place to capitalise on this. When I consider all of these players, there is only one that feels like it has gotten it right (albeit in just one possible […]

Eleven establish their web presence

Eleven establish their web presence

In 2011, the Ten Network are launching their new branded digital multi-channel “Eleven”. It’s interesting to see that despite the fact the show doesn’t launch for another four months (approximately), they’ve already set about establishing their web presence. Eleven can be found on Twitter and on Facebook. The Eleven website URL offered on the Facebook […]

The Legality of MyTVR

The Legality of MyTVR

Recently on White Noise I took a look at the new web-based MyTVR service which attempts to bring a sense of cloud computing to the Personal Video Recorder. Users can record programs from Australian FTA channels and watch the recordings later via the website. It’s a great idea, but also has some questionable legalities that […]