July, 2018

Sam Chisholm and the rupturing of Australia’s digital future

, Jul 16, 2018

Sam Chisholm's backroom antics helped cause Telstra's decline and the sorry state of Australia's digital media landscape.

Why ABC attacks went from political theatre to fundamental threat

, Jun 18, 2018

The Liberals have been playing a long game on ABC attacks, but it's the commercial media that's now given them the final play.

The long-term pain in cricket’s anti-siphoning spin

, Apr 16, 2018

Seven and Foxtel have pulled a fast one on cricket fans, ducking regulations to lock two thirds of international cricket matches on a subscription service. Will will it be enough to save Foxtel's sinking subscriber base?

Is this $1 billion cricket deal all it’s cracked up to be?

, Apr 13, 2018

After four decades, Nine has lost the broadcast rights to the cricket. But the deal might not be total cause for celebration for new rights holders Foxtel and Seven.

Cricket broadcast rights … Tele’s true crime podcast … Take 5’s new venture …

, Apr 09, 2018

Foxtel should be close to making a new offer for cricket rights after a bidding session last week fell flat. And other media tidbits of the day.

Stream or sink: Sky Television’s plummeting fortunes signal a shift in Australasian broadcasting

, Mar 07, 2018

New Zealand's Sky Network Television has seen a massive share price fall in the last few days as it scrambles to stake its claim in the streaming ring alongside former News Corp comrades Foxtel and Sky plc.

Merger plans reveal News Corp’s over-valued stake in Foxtel

, Mar 06, 2018

News Corp has had to write-down more than US$1 billion as its Foxtel deal with Telstra uncovers an overvaluation of assets.

Telstra is better at selling subscriptions to Foxtel than Foxtel itself

, Feb 16, 2018

Telstra has built the fastest growing subscription/streaming service in the country with its Telstra TV product. And Foxtel can't keep up.

Foxtel tidies its books ahead of revamp

, Feb 14, 2018

News Corp and Telstra are putting the finishing touches on their revamp of Foxtel.

Foxtel uses its puppet peak body to avoid gambling regulation

, Feb 08, 2018

Foxtel seems to be pushing for an exemption from tough new laws surrounding gambling ads, by using ASTRA, the peak subscription TV body, to show mercy to its "small audiences".