Topic archives: pay tv

The myth of black box warnings

March 25, 2015 1

Crikey readers have their say on anti-depressants, the death penalty and other issues of the day.

Media briefs: Nancy to Press Council … MEAA seeks chief … Digital revenues …

Media briefs: Nancy to Press Council … MEAA seeks chief … Digital revenues …

September 16, 2014 2

Kate Durham says she'll take Gerard Henderson to the Press Council. And other media tidbits of the day.

Media briefs: Leak explained … Australian Property Review … FT wades in …

Media briefs: Leak explained … Australian Property Review … FT wades in …

September 11, 2014 6

A full 25% of the Australian Financial Review was comprised of property ads this morning. And other media tidbits of the dya.

Media briefs: spin cycles … Sky’s moolah … ISIS satire …

Media briefs: spin cycles … Sky’s moolah … ISIS satire …

September 3, 2014 2

Does Sydney's lord mayor employ more PR hacks than the Prime Minister? And other media tidbits of the day.

The copyright industry sends forth a skeleton army to fight piracy

The copyright industry sends forth a skeleton army to fight piracy

June 18, 2014 26

The copyright industry continues to mislead about the impact of piracy -- and the way to stop isn't copyright crackdowns but giving consumers what they want, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Media briefs: radio ratings … Tropfest fallout … US net TV …

Media briefs: radio ratings … Tropfest fallout … US net TV …

December 10, 2013 1

Lachlan Murdoch is a winner in the latest radio ratings, while Kyle and Jackie O have a lot of work to do at their new home.

The TV-free generation and its role in the NBN debate

April 11, 2013 7

More and more homes in the US are ditching the TV and consuming video content online or via tablets or smartphones. Will Australia follow suit? And if so, what would that mean for our new national broadband?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers switch off bean counters’ summer fare

December 5, 2012

Just over 40% of the audience again watched the digitals or pay TV instead of the weak offerings on the main free-to-air channels.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: pay TV romps home

November 23, 2012 1

Pay TV enjoyed another strong rise in viewing and had one its highest shares outside of Saturday nights (when pay TV football dominates) this year.

Media briefs: <em>Crikey</em> warns the Czar … women in pay TV … China’s ruler …

Media briefs: Crikey warns the Czar … women in pay TV … China’s ruler …

November 16, 2012 1

Women faring well in subscription TV ... why is The Fin telling the Chinese leadership what to do ... meet China's new first lady, and she sure can sing ...

We don’t love pay-TV like the rest. So what’s Foxtel really worth?

We don’t love pay-TV like the rest. So what’s Foxtel really worth?

July 10, 2012 7

Foxtel once predicted pay-TV would be installed in three-quarters of homes. In fact, at 28% Australia has one of the lowest rates in the developed world. So what went wrong?

Kerry Stokes will decide News’ pay TV play

June 21, 2012

The market is sceptical that News Limited will be trumped in its attempts top buy ConsMedia and return to control of all of Fox Sports and half of Foxtel that it had before the Super League settlement 15 years ago.

Murdochs win back pay-TV via ConsMedia, Packer and Stokes clean up

June 20, 2012

If you ever wondered how much the Packers made from winning the Super League war back in the 1990s, you need look no further than today’s $1.97 billion bid by News Ltd to take over Consolidated Media Holdings.

Foxtel-Austar merger a terrible competition decision

April 11, 2012 17

The ACCC missed a major moment in the history of regulation in this country and a chance to boost national productivity and the pace of technological change, say Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

The fine line between the media business and piracy

April 2, 2012

The new allegations about News Corp fit a wider pattern of cooperation between media companies, pirates and hackers, write Ramon Lobato and Julian Thomas of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research.

Latest revelations hit News Corp where it hurts

March 28, 2012 9

In the context of the phone hacking scandal in Britain, these revelations -- essentially the Australian angle run in tandem with the BBC Panorama program that aired overnight -- are explosive.

Anti-siphoning isn’t new paradigm-friendly

November 18, 2010 12

All the huffing and puffing on anti-siphoning doesn't change that the opposition and minor parties have virtually no options if they don't like what the government offers.

US spending cuts, cable TV drop-off don’t augur well for News results

October 28, 2010

Overnight we had a taste of what might be ahead for News when Comcast, America's biggest cable TV group, revealed a fall in earnings despite higher revenues and advertising income.

On-the-run decision making aside, Senator Conroy, where’s our media policy?

February 22, 2010

Surely, surely, it is time Stephen Conroy and his department took a deep breath, sat back and actually tried to come up with a media policy. One with a coherent philosophy and clear aims.

Here’s the Goss — Abbott may struggle to win the media war

February 22, 2010 30

By saying the government's $250m rebate to TV networks looks like a bribe, Tony Abbott has opened up a new front bin the media wars. Will the high risk strategy of aligning himself with the Pay TV media moguls work?