Netflix comes to Foxtel, but it’s no cheaper

Original article by Tegan Jones
gizmodo.com.au – Page: Online : 24-Jul-19

Foxtel subscribers will be able to access content from Netflix under an alliance between the two companies. Foxtel users with an IQ4 set-top box have begun to receive software upgrades that will enable them to view Netflix content, while those with an IQ3 box will have to wait a bit longer. Foxtel will also provide customers with a new remote control with a dedicated Netflix button as part of the changes, although customers who have been Foxtel for less for eight years will have to pay for it. Foxtel customers with a package worth at least $49 will be able to get Netflix for free for six months; after that they will have to pay the same as it currently costs for a stand-alone Netflix subscription.

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FOXTEL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, NETFLIX INCORPORATED

Foxtel and Netflix join forces in TV shake-up

Original article by
The New Daily – Page: Online : 25-Jul-19

Foxtel has confirmed a new alliance with Netflix which will allow subscribers to access the streaming video giant’s content via the IQ set-top box. Netflix content will initially be made available to IQ4 users, and it will be rolled out to IQ3 users from September. Recent research by Roy Morgan shows that some 11.5 million Australians have a Netflix subscription, while about five million subscribe to Foxtel. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says the alliance should help Foxtel to attract new customers and retain existing subscribers, while Netflix may also gain new customers.

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FOXTEL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, NETFLIX INCORPORATED, ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Seven content deal ads to Facebook’s TV reputation

Original article by Zoe Samios
The Australian – Page: 22 : 10-Jun-19

‘My Kitchen Rules’ and ‘Better Homes & Gardens’ are among the Seven Network’s shows that will be featured on Facebook Watch. Seven West Media has struck a deal to provide Facebook’s streaming service with digital content based on some of its most popular TV shows. Seven Studios CEO Therese Hegarty says new content will be published on Facebook Watch every day, including some exclusive content. She notes that some of the content will be ad-supported.

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SEVEN WEST MEDIA LIMITED – ASX SWM, SEVEN NETWORK LIMITED, SEVEN STUDIOS, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, FACEBOOK WATCH, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION

Twitter wants to partner with TV on sports rights

Original article by Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 22 : 7-Jun-19

Twitter executive Kay Madati says the social media platform does not want to compete with TV networks for the right to broadcast sports. Instead, Madati says Twitter wants to act as a partner with them to help increase their audience and generate more revenue. SBS has partnered with Twitter to help promote the public broadcaster’s telecast of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. SBS will have a live daily show on Twitter during the event, along with interviews and highlights.

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TWITTER INCORPORATED, SPECIAL BROADCASTING SERVICE (SBS), NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, AMAZON.COM INCORPORATED, SEVEN NETWORK LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, TEN NETWORK HOLDINGS LIMITED

Facebook’s olive branch to publishers

Original article by Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 21 : 28-Feb-19

Social media giant Facebook is set to launch its Facebook Journalism Project News Accelerator in Australia, in partnership with the Walkley Foundation. The initiative is aimed at assisting media companies to increase their revenue from social media, and it follows the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s landmark inquiry into digital platforms. Facebook will also provide funding for a pilot program aimed at improving the media literacy skills of high school students.

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FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, FACEBOOK AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, WALKLEY FOUNDATION FOR JOURNALISM, ALLIANCE FOR JOURNALISTS’ FREEDOM, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, THINK TV, AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ADVERTISERS

Twiggy’s hydrogen kickstart

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 5 : 23-Nov-18

Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest says the iron ore miner is keen to be involved in the development of hydrogen as a low-emissions fuel. Fortescue and the CSIRO have signed a $20 million agreement to develop and commercialise CSIRO technology that extracts pure hydrogen from ammonia. Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota are all developing hydrogen-powered cars. Forrest has described hydrogen fuel as an "energy revolution".

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FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, CSIRO, MERCEDES-BENZ AG, HONDA MOTOR CORPORATION, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, TESLA INCORPORATED

Santos buckles up for a wild ride in volatile oil market

Original article by Perry Williams
The Australian – Page: 19 & 29 : 16-Nov-18

Crude oil is trading at around $US56 a barrel, having peaked at $US81 in early October. Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher expects the recent price volality to continue in the near-term, although he is confident that the Adelaide-based oil and gas producer can ride it out. Meanwhile, Santos is hopeful that its new exploration joint venture with Shell in Queensland will yield new a source of gas supply for the east coast.

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SANTOS LIMITED – ASX STO, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC, ORGANISATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES

Roy Morgan partners with Mobilewalla to create Australia’s largest device-based engagement and data enrichment platform

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 30-Oct-18

Thousands of Roy Morgan segments are now available across seven million Australian mobile devices to enable brand advertisers and media agencies to optimise the planning and buying of their next mobile campaign. Roy Morgan and Mobilewalla have announced a strategic partnership, leveraging Roy Morgan’s unique industry-based consumer segments together with Mobilewalla’s panel of more than seven million mobile devices in Australia, one million devices in New Zealand, and 20 million devices in Indonesia. These mobile devices can be engaged not only based on the location of the device, but also using thousands of Roy Morgan segments such as Helix Personas. Engagement is available through a wide range of DSPs including Google DBM, the Trade Desk, and the Adobe network. The platform can also be used to append the Roy Morgan customer segments and mobile-based behavioural data to clients’ own mobile device pools, effectively enriching their own device data. These devices can then be served advertising based upon time and location.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, MOBILEWALLA

Seven and News explore co-pros and marketing

Original article by Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 28 : 22-Oct-18

Seven West Media and News Corp Australia have a history of co-productions and marketing initiatives, and they are looking at further projects in these areas. A spokesperson for Seven notes that the two companies have been involved in marketing initiatives in the past, while it produced "A Place Called Home" for Foxtel for four seasons. Seven and News also work together in Western Australia, where Seven prints some of News Corp’s papers. Seven CEO Tim Worner said in August that it and News Corp would seek to strengthen their commercial ties following the announcement that Nine Entertainment would merge with Fairfax Media.

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SEVEN WEST MEDIA LIMITED – ASX SWM, NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, FOXTEL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ

Entertainment & Sports Sponsorship Gains World-First Audience Technology

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-Sep-18

TEG Analytics and Roy Morgan have announced the launch of Genome Audience Planner, a next-generation sponsorship planning and optimisation platform that provides the fastest and simplest way for advertisers to identify, reach and measure new sponsorship opportunities across the live sport and entertainment sector. The Australian media rights and sponsorship sector is worth more than $4bn. However, as an increasingly significant marketing and media channel, event sponsorship lags behind the audience science of other media. Genome Audience Planner brings together TEG’s extensive audience and live ticketing data of more than 14 million Australians with Roy Morgan Single Source, Australia’s largest and most comprehensive consumer data set for media and channel planning to profile the brand preferences and consumer choices of live audiences across the arts, entertainment and live sports sectors. For the first time the live entertainment sector can now be defined as a measurable "media channel" consistent with other media like television, digital or outdoor, enabling live entertainment to play a role inside a broader advertising strategy. Advertisers will be able to optimise sponsorship budgets across paid, owned and earned media, identify gaps and deepen consumer engagement and shape customer experiences.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, TEG ANALYTICS, TEG PTY LTD