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Netflix teams with Foxtel for Secret City, streaming integration

Netflix is co-producing a series with Foxtel, ahead of a wider partnership, to enable its content to be streamed on the Australian pay-TV operator’s set-top boxes. – Rebecca Hawkes, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2V5dift

YouTube Blocks Game Of Thrones Trailer on Copyright Grounds

The Game of Thrones trailer Foxtel links to is claimed by HBO Singapore, which means that it can only be viewed in the Asian country and not in Australia, America, the UK or elsewhere. […]

HBO’s actions are not only a problem for Foxtel and the tvpromosdb channel they linked to, but also for the dozens of other YouTube users that had the trailers taken down. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

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Australian streaming services lock down content before Netflix

It is common knowledge in the entertainment industry in Australia that US video streaming giant Netflix already commands around 200,000 subscribers in the Australian market despite the service not being available in the region. Customers in Australia sign up using a US postal address, and use a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent the geoblock on the service. […] “When Netflix comes… for the consumer that has used it, and Netflix has a phenomenal brand awareness in this market, it will be an inferior local service because of the rights that currently sit with Seven, Nine, Ten, the ABC, Foxtel and they’ve looked at this market and have seen that. So that’s a challenge as they look to other markets,” [ says Shaun James,Presto] – Josh Taylor,ZDNet
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Australia: Expected Netflix Entry Heats Up Streaming Video Sector – Hollywood Reporter

Nine Entertainment Co. (NEC), parent of the Nine television network, has acquired HBO’s 8 percent stake in DVD rental and streaming company Quickflix Ltd. […] The deal marks HBO’s exit from Quickflix, two years after investing $8.74 million (AUS$9.3 million) in the company. HBO last year cut a long-term exclusive agreement with pay TV giant Foxtel, under which Foxtel gets all premiere rights to HBO’s original series, […] Foxtel airs them the same day and date as in the U.S. However, at the end of season four of Game of Thrones last month, the full series was made available on streaming services, including Quickflix, iTunes, Google’s Chromecast and Google Play as well as Foxtel’s streaming services. Currently, Netflix also supplies its original series such as House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black on an exclusive first-run basis to Foxtel. – Pip Bulbeck,The Hollywood Reporter  http://ift.tt/1ntvJYq