Topic archives: Netflix

Razer: enjoy this golden age of TV while it lasts (which won’t be for much longer)

June 14, 2018 12

The Sopranos ushered in a renaissance for the small screen, latterly continued by Netflix et al. But the economic reality of running an entertainment business like Netflix will crunch hard — and soon. So enjoy this golden age of TV, while you still can.

Media Files: how Queer Eye blitzed the Australian media

June 8, 2018 2

The Queer Eye cast have been on a whirlwind PR tour, which brought some challenges for the traditional media.

The future of Australian streaming? Look to the US.

May 28, 2018 3

It's a fight for survival in the world of streaming, and these major takeover deals will determine who comes out on top.

Fairfax’s ‘aggressive’ EBA proposal, Fiji Times execs cleared, Obamas on demand

May 23, 2018

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance is warning of more trouble at Fairfax.

How do you get Australians to stream Australian music?

May 14, 2018 4

Like the shift to streaming television, more and more Australians are listening to music through streaming services. But are they listening to Australian songs?

Should Netflix be forced to screen more Australian content?

May 9, 2018 5

Industry groups are ramping up a communications policy push, and the focus is on a certain foreign streaming service.

Lehmo to replace Whateley … no equal pay for the Queen … Netflix’s news project? …

March 14, 2018 2

Lehmo is heading to the ABC. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Netflix get on the front foot over controversial comedian Chris Lilley

March 9, 2018 3

Controversial comedian Chris Lilley is back, but he probably won't be doing blackface this time. The Queensland Government announced this week that it was supporting a new project from Lilley to be shown on Netflix. The streaming giant says he won't be doing blackface.

International viewers are fueling Netflix dominance

January 24, 2018

Netflix's quarterly earnings, released this week, show incredible growth in subscribers and profits, thanks in large part to the streaming service's international viewers.

Netflix could be a frenemy rather than foe

December 18, 2017 1

As Disney squares up to take on Netflix's streaming dominance, it would do well to learn how to make friends.

Bullish film industry ignores looming threats at Screen Forever

November 17, 2017 4

Things are looking up for the Australian screen industry, writes Ben Eltham. So why is everyone so nervous?

Razer: social media managers seem convinced we are idiots

October 31, 2017 5

Why do so many social media accounts of so many serious institutions talk to us as though we prefer our institutions or politicians “humanised” and served in the way of a soft drink?

Solomon who? … Vale Iain Shedden … Assange’s right of reply

Solomon who? … Vale Iain Shedden … Assange’s right of reply

October 17, 2017 3

Fairfax's business pages get their businessmen in a muddle, confusing Solomon Lew and Garry Hounslew.

Dowling jailed for contempt … ‘fire and furry’ … C-bomb Tom …

Dowling jailed for contempt … ‘fire and furry’ … C-bomb Tom …

August 10, 2017 3

Maverick blogger Shane Dowling has been jailed for four months for contempt of court. Unsurprisingly, he was tweeting about it to the last.

Two-year-old outrage … seeing double … Netflix reveals strategy …

Two-year-old outrage … seeing double … Netflix reveals strategy …

July 18, 2017

The Herald Sun has video footage of a train brawl with a pregnant woman. The only problem is, the fight (and the video) are two years old.

Cap in hand in Canberra: how Australian media execs do business

May 31, 2017 3

The first instinct of Australia's biggest businesses isn't to innovate but to go to Canberra to demand help, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

How hacking is portrayed … government support for local content … Netflix’s first all-Australian production

How hacking is portrayed … government support for local content … Netflix’s first all-Australian production

May 16, 2017 2

How hacking is shown in the media, the government showing support for Australian content. Plus more media news.

How to save the news business, Netflix style

January 16, 2017 2

Would an all-you-can-eat Netflix approach to news save the media business?

The 2016 Crikeys: the best and worst of business

December 20, 2016 5

Another year, another bunch of businesses and businesspeople to live in infamy.

Court orders piracy websites to be blocked for pirates without VPNs

December 16, 2016 5

Pirate Bay, Torrentz, and IsoHunt on the chopping block as court orders piracy sites to be censored.