Netflix may launch in Australia, say reports

Netflix may be planning an Australian launch next year, according to various local news reports. Netflix has declined to confirm the reports. According to The Australian newspaper, Netflix may have changed its mind on a launch in Australia because a significant number of people – about 20,000, according to the report – already bypass geo-blocking […]

Zeebox expands Digtialsmiths deal to UK and Australia

Second screen TV app Zeebox has expanded its relationship with video search and recommendation firm Digitalsmiths, incorporating the latter’s ‘seamless discovery’ technology in the UK and Australia. Zeebox first started using Digitalsmiths’ technology in the US to power elements of its personalised video discovery back in June. Zeebox users in the UK and Australia will […]

Ericsson and Telstra trial LTE broadcast

Ericsson and Australian telco Telstra have completed what they claim is the world’s first LTE broadcast on a commercial LTE network. Ericsson’s LTE Broadcast Solution was trialed on Telstra’s network with the transmission of large files and video feeds – including a sports match replay, sporting network news, horse racing coverage and news. These were […]

Smartclip teams up with Euronews

Advertising technology provider Smartclip has teamed up with Euronews to deliver advertising for the news channel across the web, mobile and connected TV. Smartclip will deliver advertisements for the news organisation in Europe, Australia, Canada and the US. Olivier de Montchenu, managing director, Euronews sales said: “As we add more and more rich media content to our […]

Pace signs deals with Astro, Foxtel

UK-headquartered broadcast technologies firm Pace has signed deals with pay TV providers Astro in Malaysia and Foxtel in Australia, it announced at IBC. Pace will supply its next generation wireless HD PVR to Astro, which is due to start installing the the device next month. The PVR will include a dual-band Wi-Fi solution, enabling video […]

Australian OTT provider Access taps Elemental technology, plans European launches

Video compression specialist Elemental has introduced its first cloud-based video processing deployment with Australia-based OTT video provider Access Digital Entertainment, which has said it plans to launch its services in UK and Ireland, the Nordic territories, France and Germany later this year.  Craig White, CEO of Access Digital Entertainment, speaking via a pre-prepared video broadcast […]

Foxtel cites ‘worldwide lack of content’ for 3D channel closure

A “worldwide lack” of content is behind the closure of Australian pay TV platform Foxtel’s dedicated 3D channel. Foxtel announced the channel would cease broadcasting and be removed from its EPG slot 201 on both onscreen and online TV guides on Tuesday 27 August, 2013. This was “due to a worldwide lack of 3D content […]

Ericsson signs deal with Prime Media Group

Ericsson has partnered with Australian broadcaster Prime Media Group, with the latter due to use Ericsson’s latest video processing platform to deliver new channels and improve efficiency. Prime Media Group is the first Asia Pacific customer to deploy Ericsson’s AVP 4000 compression platform, which is powered by the company’s first in-house programmable video processing chip, […]

Zeebox signs ABC Australia deal

Second screen TV service Zeebox has signed its third Australian broadcast partnership with ABC.  UK firm Zeebox, which is also live in the US and Australia, has previously partnered with Ten and Foxtel in Oz. ABC will use the app to add interactive elements to new ABC2 show Dirty Laundry. “This is a great example […]

BBC-Foxtel channel deal ‘upsets ABC’

Australian pay TV provider Foxtel is to launch a premium BBC content channel on its platform. The move has reportedly upset BBC Worldwide’s long-term partner in the territory, the ABC. Yesterday, Foxtel unveiled what it described as a “significant multi-platform deal” with the BBC’s commercial arm BBC WW to create an ad-free subscription channel offering […]