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E1 – Sweeping changes to the Aust. media landscape.

May 09, 2017

In this episode we discuss the sweeping changes to the Australian Media landscape. This includes the government’s proposed changes to media reform and ownership, Cricket Media rights and the AFL’s interest in eSports. We will also discuss the future of Twitter in relation to its latest video deals. (Recorded: Tuesday 9th May, 2017)



Segment 1 – Media Reforms set to change the Australian media landscape
Links/Associated Articles to story:
Turnbull Government to abolish license fees in media reform package
Updating Australia’s media laws
Broadcast and Content Reform Package
Major Reforms to Support Australian Broadcasters
Explainer: what changes to Australia’s media ownership laws are being proposed?

Segment 2 – Twitter’s future… is it a media broadcaster or a social media platform, or both
Links/Associated Articles to story:
Twitter Announces New Sports Live Streaming Initiatives With 24-Hour Sports Channel, NFL, WNBA, PGA TOUR – http://www.sporttechie.com/2017/05/01/broadcast/twitter-announces-new-sports-live-streaming-initiatives-with-24-hour-sports-channel-nfl-wnba-pga-tour/
Twitter announces new live shows from the WNBA, BuzzFeed, Viacom and more
Twitter partners with Live Nation to live stream video of concerts
Bloomberg, Twitter Team Up For 24-Hour Digital News Network
Twitter’s live stream of the Melbourne Cup could change how we ‘broadcast’ sport
Segment 3 – Cricket Media Rights in Australia
Links/Associated Articles to story:
Chasing the audience: is it over and out for cricket on free to air TV?
When the AFL gets richer, who gets richer with it?
Big Bash League jumps into top 10 of most attended sports leagues in the world
Segment 4 – Sport -AFL wants to be part of eSports

Links/Associated Articles to story:

The rise of the pro-player as Australia hosts its richest computer gaming event
AFL to enter $1.2 billion eSports industry, wants Etihad Stadium tournament

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