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  • ACCC set to approve Foxtel, Austar merger: report

    ACCC set to approve Foxtel, Austar merger: report

    According to a report in The Australian, the acquisition of Austar by Foxtel is set to be approved today by the competition commission, the ACCC.

  • Piracy built the US publishing industry

    Piracy built the US publishing industry

    Americans were once enthusiastic pirates. The company that eventually became HarperCollins made a fortune pirating the work of Charles Dickens and other British authors. 1

  • Tech Time Machine: 3 March

    Tech Time Machine: 3 March

    Modified Ford Falcons, talking pigs and a famous Belgian reporter are just three threads that tie together in the knotted ball of the history that is 3 March. What does this all mean? Tech Time Machine investigates.

  • Poll: how do you watch or procure TV shows?

    Poll: how do you watch or procure TV shows?

    It used to be so simple, to watch TV you flicked on a, well, TV. Maybe if you knew you weren't going to be home, or two must-watch shows were on at once, you'd use a VCR. Simple. Oh so simple. 1

  • Fox, Warner want secure, HD film players

    Fox, Warner want secure, HD film players

    Hollywood hasn't given up on persuading consumers to buy and collect movies, or on the issue of digital rights management.

  • Foreign-language channels now available on Optus MeTV

    Foreign-language channels now available on Optus MeTV

    Optus is beefing up the number of streaming television channels offered for its MeTV PVR (turned online media streamer), with a choice of four foreign-language packs.

  • Optus TV battle could take 2 years: AFL

    Optus TV battle could take 2 years: AFL

    The Australian Football League (AFL) has vowed to take every legal avenue available to protect its multimillion-dollar broadcast-rights deal with Telstra, but its fight may take up to two years. 1

  • Optus wins TV-recording case

    Optus wins TV-recording case

    Optus has emerged victorious in its battle against the Australian Football League (AFL) and the National Rugby League (NRL) sporting codes over its TV Now digital TV-recording app. 1

  • Optus TV Now win could spark law rewrite

    Optus TV Now win could spark law rewrite

    Even if Optus wins its case against the National Rugby League (NRL), the Australian Football League (AFL) and Telstra, the concept behind its TV Now product might be short lived, as the legislation enabling it will likely be re-examined, according to Damien Tampling, national leader of Deloitte's Technology, Media and Telecommunications advisory arm.

  • HBO shows coming to Quickflix streaming from late Feb

    HBO shows coming to Quickflix streaming from late Feb

    Subscribers to Quickflix's streaming services will soon gain access to content from American pay-TV network HBO. 4

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