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Australian SVOD Stan ups Martin Kugeler to acting CEO

Australian SVOD Stan has promoted chief financial officer Martin Kugeler into the role of acting CEO, following the elevation of former CEO Mike Sneesby to CEO at parent company Nine Entertainment. Kugeler, who also serves as the director of strategy, sport, business development and product, will hold the role until a permanent replacement is found […]

Australian SVOD Stan strikes NBCU deal for Sky Studios and Peacock shows

Australian SVOD Stan has agreed a huge output deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU) Global Distribution, handing it rights to shows from NBCU-owned Sky Studios, NBCU International Studios (NBCUIS) and the company’s recently launched US streamer Peacock – including Brave New World and Dr Death. The deal will see Stan – owned by Aussie operator Nine Entertainment […]

SVOD service Stan secures Lionsgate and Starz programming

Australian streamer Stan and Lionsgate have a new licensing agreement that will bring a robust slate of upcoming Starz original series and hundreds of hours of additional Lionsgate and Starz premium programming to the service. With the move, Stan becomes the Australian home of Starz Originals. The agreement marks the latest step in the continued […]

Netflix takes on Stan with first Aussie original

Netflix has commissioned its first original series out of Australia, placing it head-to-head with SVOD rival Stan. Production will start next year in Queensland on Tidelands, marking Netflix’s move into original programming in Australia. Nine Network-backed Stan is already commissioning high-end original series, most notably through its series reboot of Australian horror movie Wolf Creek. […]

Australian SVoD market to grow 17-fold

Australian subscriptions to streaming services like Netflix, Presto and Stan will grow by a factor of 17 between the end of 2014 and the end of 2019, according to new research. The new Ovum study claims that subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) services have grown rapidly in Australia since Netflix moved into the market in May, with […]

ACMA: 14% of Australians use Netflix

An estimated 14% of adult Australians, some 2.5 million people, used Netflix to stream TV shows or movies in the six months to June 2015, according to media regulator the ACMA. Research by the Australian Communications and Media Authority said that after launching in March, Netflix now accounts for “the majority of SVoD services used […]