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Australians spent up to $1 billion on Netflix last year, but it cost the streaming startup very little in tax

- October 28, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

A Netflix subscription costs between $120 and $240 a year. But when you buy one in Australia, paid in Australian dollars, for the Netflix Australia service, the seller is actually a Dutch-based subsidiary of the US-listed global streaming giant. The money goes straight to the Netherlands, which may partly explain why the company paid just… Read more »


Madman Entertainment’s streaming platform AnimeLab shows users are willing to pay for niche content

- July 6, 2015 2 MIN READ

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.



- January 5, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

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:]