Oovvuu reads hundreds of thousands of articles daily from global publishers and matches them with relevant video content from broadcasters in a bid to tell the news in “a more informative, immersive, and engaging way”.
Sydney startup SnackableTV looks to be a free streaming platform, or network, for high quality short form content aimed at millennial viewers.
A joint venture between FairFax and Channel Nine injected $100 million into Stan, an Aussie streaming service that was only just an idea, not one piece of tech had been created.
Netflix has come out swinging at those who use proxy servers and virtual private networks (VPNs) in order to gain access to overseas catalogues in order to watch content that is unavailable on their own local platform, a practice that gets Netflix into trouble with television and movie studios and distributors.
With recent figures from Roy Morgan finding that Netflix has already notched up over a million users in more than 400,000 households since its Australian launch a few months ago, you could be forgiven for thinking that it has the Australian streaming market sewn up. While Presto, Stan, and Quickflix may be lagging, there are smaller players showing that consumers are willing to pay for niche content.
Netflix is starting to block subscribers who access its service using VPN services and other tools that bypass geolocation restrictions. The changes, which may also affect legitimate users, have been requested by the movie studios who want full control over what people can see in their respective countries. [Source: TorrentFreak.com]
Building a startup based around and wholly dependant on another business’ API is a risky journey, and one that should be tread carefully as depending on a sole supplier in order for you to be able to deliver your service can backfire.
High growth ecommerce platform, Bigcommerce is currently on a roll with its high-profile recruitment efforts, now appointing former Netflix Chief Talent Officer, Patty McCord onto its board of advisors.