Telstra turns to AirTies for Smart Modem software

Australia’s Telstra has tapped Wi-Fi technology specialist AirTies to provide home connectivity and Wi-Fi 6 capability to customers throughout the country.  Specifically, Telstra’s new Smart Modem 3 includes AirTies Edge, embedded Smart Wi-Fi software and the EasyMesh software controller to manage Telstra’s Smart Wi-Fi boosters. Telstra is also using AirTies Cloud management platform to optimise […]

Telstra taps Technicolor for hybrid modem deployment

Australian telco Telstra has tapped Technicolor Connected Home to deploy the latter’s new Smart Modem 3.  The device is a hybrid modem that provides broadband access to Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) and also offers 4G network backup to ensure continuous availability of high-speed connectivity. Beyond providinng broadband access to the home, Telstra’s Smart Modem […]

Foxtel and A+E Networks expand partnership

Australia’s Foxtel Group has expanded its partnership with US multinational A+E Networks, inking a multi-year deal to bring documentary and reality programming and films to its platforms. The agreement includes exclusive premieres of content from Crime & Investigation, The History Channel, A&E and Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) for Foxtel, Foxtel Now and streaming service Binge, […]

Optus Sport picks up rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia

Optus Sport has acquired the rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia. The broadcaster described the event, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, as “one of the biggest sporting events in Australia since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games”. The 32-nation tournament will kick off on July 20, 2023. Optus […]

ViacomCBS acquires A-League rights for Paramount+ in AUS$200 million deal

ViacomCBS has acquired rights to Australia’s top football league ahead of the rollout of Paramount+ in the country. As previously reported, the broadcaster has beaten out competition from Stan Sport and previous rights holder Foxtel to pick up the rights to A-League and Westfield W-League. Announcing a five-year deal with Australian Professional Leagues, the ‘ground-breaking’ […]

Australian government to mandate local content quota for streaming services

The Australian government is mulling introducing rules that would require international streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ to house a minimum amount of local programming. In a move which would create a significantly more levelled playing field with free-to-air broadcasters, the Sidney Morning Herald reports that this quota could be introduced as part of broader […]

Fetch TV taps Metrological to expand offering

Australian online TV service provider Fetch TV has teamed up with TV app store specialist Metrological to integrate the Metrological Application Platform integrated onto the Fetch service. Fetch will also use the Metrological Lightning Framework to enhance its user interface, the company said. The cloud-based Metrological Application Platform allows Fetch to integrate premium OTT services, […]

BritBox partners to invest A$35m in Australian venture

UK commercial broadcaster ITV and BBC Studios (BBCS) are to inject more than A$35m (€21 million) into BritBox’s soon-to-launch Australian operation. BBCS and ITV, which revealed in March plans to launch an Aussie version of the British content-focused streamer, will both invest A$17.7m ($12.7m) in the streamer over the next three years. The SVOD service, which […]

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