Aussie Netflix rival eyes A$1m share raise

Australian on-demand service Quickflix has asked its customers to acquire shares in the company in order to raise up to A$1 million (US$820,000). The came after a rights issue brought in just A$650,000 when the company had been hoping to raise closer to A$6 million. Quick is putting 333,333,334 shares up for sale at just […]

HBO, Showtime deals for Presto as Stan taps ABC

Australian on-demand services Presto and Stan have both scored new programming deals. The deals come as Australia’s on-demand market adapts to a number of new services launching in the territory in recent months, and ahead of the upcoming launch of Netflix. Presto’s deals hand the Foxtel-owned SVOD service HBO programming including The Sopranos, Entourage, The […]

Foxtel service adds TV series as Netflix approaches

Foxtel’s subscription-on-demand service, Presto, will add television series for the first time, as the platform prepares for the impending launch of streaming behemoth Netflix. Currently, Foxtel offers movies on-demand for A$9.99 (US$8.29) a month, but will soon begin charging for a features and television bundle. Dubbed Presto Entertainment, the service will offer programming from News […]

Netflix confirms Oz, NZ launches

Netflix has confirmed its long-expected move into the Australasian market, and will launch a streaming service there in March 2015. This comes just days after Netflix’s senior director of programmatic buying Kathy O’Dowd visited Australia to hold talks about buying broadcast and online advertising space. The expansion into Australia and New Zealand also comes after […]

Nine’s SVOD service to launch with Better Call Saul

Nine Network’s upcoming A$100 million (US$86.7 million) SVOD service will launch in the new year, with the acquisition of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul in the bag. Nine Entertainment and joint venture partner Fairfax Media today revealed the subscription on-demand platform would be called Stan, and is the first overseas buyer of Better Call […]

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