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Stan, Netflix lead in volume of video streaming content on offer

Content-focused app company Gyde found that Presto currently offers 4009 hours of television and movie content (including TV), almost 2000 less than its nearest rival. In contrast, Netflix offers 5748 hours of content, and Stan, which is co-owned by Nine Entertainment Co. and Fairfax Media, offers 6089 hours. […] The research also found that the latest entrant Netflix has “a key competitive advantage in pre-existing device support” that was rolled out for the local market. Many consumers have readily activated the service via their existing consoles such as the Xbox and PlayStation, as well as the current generation Apple TV. – Dominic White, The Sydney Morning Herald

Which Australian Streaming Service Has The Most Box Office Hit Movies?

[T]here’s not even a clear “winner” across all years. Presto “wins” 2014 by a slim margin and 2013 by a much wider margin, but then absolutely falls off a cliff in terms of popular available movies. Stan picks up the slack for 2012, and Netflix whomps everyone when it comes to the movies of 2011. Then there’s poor old Quickflix, which maintained an absolutely consistent level of movie availability, albeit not one that’s a stunning advertisement for its subscription streaming service. Not a single one of the titles in this list is available. […] everyone performs badly if you’re after box office hits, with nobody even having half of a given year’s movies. There are countless titles that absolutely nobody has — in the case of last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that’s arguably a good thing — but as services for delivering popular box office fare, nobody’s got a whole lot of crowing to do. – Alex Kidman, Lifehacker Australia

Netflix Rivals in Australia: Streaming Subscriber Trends “Better Than Expected”

Australia’s new batch of streaming video services are building healthy customer bases with a market expected to reach more than 400,000 subscribers by the time Netflix launches down under next month. […] Netflix itself will have a possible 170,000 subscribers from the get-go thanks to a deal with pay TV platform Fetch TV, which will give Netflix access to the firm’s installed base of second-generation set-top boxes. Fetch TV currently provides non-exclusive linear pay TV channels and a library of 4,000 films. It has deals with three of the top four ISPs in Australia, which bundle Fetch with their services. Fetch will also expand into New Zealand with Netflix. – Pip Bulbeck, The Hollywood Reporter 
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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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Foxtel’s Presto Movie Streaming Service Is Now Cheaper Than Netflix

Presto is a great movie streaming service, but up until now it was a little expensive. At $19.99 per month for access to an admittedly large back catalogue of archive movies and a fair few new releases, it was a bit pricey but justifiable; at the new $9.99 monthly cost it is totally worth it […] As for that outrageous “cheaper than Netflix” claim? Stand by for a bit of slightly creative accounting. Netflix costs US$8.99 per month, right? — at today’s exchange rate that’s $9.67 per month; a VPN like UnoTelly or Getflix will cost you around $50 a year, very roughly $4.17 per month. Add those together and you have a monthly fee of around $13.74, far and away more expensive than the $9.99 that Presto is asking. Of course, if you’re already paying for a VPN anyway, or if you’re using a free service like Hola, this argument is moot. – Campbell Simpson, Gizmodo Australia http://ift.tt/1uT07vr