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Accelerated release for Oz comedy-thrillerview » A comedy-thriller starring Simon Pegg, Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey and Sullivan Stapleton will be the second Australian film to have an elevated VOD release with financial support from Screen Australia.


End of the road for
August 19th 2015 was the first online home entertainment retailer to link with Google Chromecast and the first to offer Digital HD, UltraViolet-enabled titles and disc-to-digital conversion. more

Physical market declines by 10%
August 17th 2015
DVD and Blu-ray sales and rentals for the first seven months of this year totalled $394.5 million, down 10% on the same period of 2014. more

Online pirates shrug off government intervention
August 14th 2015
A new survey shows 33% of Australians have illegally downloaded movies and TV shows, of whom 20% are hard core pirates. more

Bumper year for Walt Disney Studios
August 13th 2015
The home entertainment division of The Walt Disney Studios Australia is having a buoyant year thanks to four theatrical blockbusters, with three more to follow. more

Streaming services squeeze FTA viewing but Foxtel unaffected
August 11th 2015
An estimated 2.1 million Australian homes are watching Netflix, Stan and Presto Movies/Presto TV, consuming on average 5-6 hours of content each week. more

Copyright infringement code delay
August 6th 2015
There is no chance of the copyright infringement notice scheme coming into effect on September 1, the target date set last year by the federal government. more

Caught in the net

SVOD marks the beginning of the end for Foxtel
Last weekend I did something I had been considering for many months but finally got round to doing. I switched off my premium Foxtel cable service  and subscribed to Netflix. more

Quickflix Pulls Out Of Deal With Chinese Content Company As Deja Vu Sets In
After entering an agreement with Foxtel to resell Presto and then reversing it, Quickflix has reversed another business decision that would have seen it acquire a Chinese content production company. more

$1000 GST-Free Threshold Abolished: Overseas Online Shopping To Become 10% More Expensive
A consensus between state and federal treasurers today during tax reform talks means that all purchases made overseas — through popular online shopping websites like Amazon, Book Depository and NewEgg, as well as any traditional methods like mail order — will incur a 10 per cent GST charge, abolishing the existing $1000 threshold. more

Indie labels and music lovers rewind the tape to usher in a cassette revival
REWIND the tape, cassettes are making a comeback. more

The NBN needs up to an extra $26.5 billion to complete the network
THE National Broadband Network today has said the company will run out of government funding by 2017 and will need to raise up to $26.5 billion from private sector sources to complete the network rollout by 2020. more

Telstra to launch Roku streaming platform for Netflix, Presto and Stan in September
STREAMING is about to get a whole lot easier in Australia, with Telstra looking to launch its own TV service called Telstra TV, which will offer all the local streaming offerings in one place. more