AT&T spinning off WarnerMedia with Discovery. Amazon acquiring MGM.

There’s been some developments in the USA in the past week that might affect Foxtel here in Australia. And Stan to some extent too.

1. AT&T (the US mega telecommunications company) is spinning off WarnerMedia into a separate $160 billion AUD…


A great alternative to Foxtel was released today by Apple. Admittedly it’s not a direct alternative. The Apple TV 4K (2021). The internals have been upgraded with a new A12 processor.

But the main thing that makes a huge difference is the more user friendly remote. You can also buy…


Yesterday on Fetch TV’s Facebook page it was announced that Foxtel had gained exclusive distribution rights in Australia to three AT&T/WarnerMedia channels.

The channels in question are news channel CNN and kids channels Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Fetch are not happy and are urging their customers and fans to write…


A few short thoughts on what I think Foxtel has in store for 2021

I reckon the iQ5 set top box could be in the works and be released by the end of the year. Will most likely be more Internet and app based similar to the Foxtel Now box…


The Government Want To Prop Up Australian Mainstream Media In A Way That Breaks The Foundations of the Internet

The idea that Google and Facebook should pay to link to old media especially the Nine papers and News Corp Australia is ridiculous. …


Telstra is getting out of live sports streaming. Kayo is taking the mantle from FTA TV.

Telstra are getting out of live sport streaming. From 2023 Telstra will no longer live stream AFL or NRL. And presumably netball if that’s your thing.

Kayo will pick up the slack.

In February…


The launch of Disney’s Star, which is Disney’s International equivalent of Hulu, into Australia in February, 2021 among other factors in the brave new streaming world could deal a blow to Foxtel and Stan, some would say even fatal.

Disney held an investor presentation this morning (stretching the attention of…


Disruption threats abound from the likes of Fetch, Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, podcasts, audiobooks, gaming & anything that vies for attention

This was announced at the start of September but is potentially massive news for Fetch TV and certainly supersedes Foxtel’s iQ3/4…


As parts of the rest of the world offer and prepare to offer 10 Gigabit per second fixed Internet services, Australia and it’s National Broadband Network only manages a guaranteed 25 Mbps download speed and of that many can’t achieve even that dismally low mark.

Japan is now offering 10…


Australia is about to be a battleground for worldwide entertainment behemoths & local players as they attempt to gain the gaze of our collective eyeballs as well as our streaming dollar. Even more so than it already was anyway.

The current players include Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube Premium…

Anthony Eales

Media, news & tech junkie.

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