• Disruption in the media industry – an Australian perspective

    Disruption in the media industry – an Australian perspective

    “We have shifted to a ‘video first’ world... …a world that does not include a lot of reading, but watching.” (Forbes, September 2017) 'Disruption' is an over-used word in business at the moment, but the shift to 'video first' really does mean disruption in the media industry. Whether you're a broadcaster, filmmaker, production house, agency or marketer, things are changing. New technologies. New competitors, using new business models. So much is changing, it's hard to...

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  • The future of content in an evolving media ecosystem: NAB 2018 Report

    The future of content in an evolving media ecosystem: NAB 2018 Report

    NAB Show 2018 took place mid-April in the dry and pleasant warmth of the Las Vegas spring. But the real-life habitat of the media companies who vend and attend is very different. It’s much more like vicious tropical rainforest than arid desert. New tech pours like rain, fuelling rapid and aggressive growth. Competition is fierce as audiences fragment like sunlight filtering through to the understory. Some companies merge as a defence, strangler figs reaching for...

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  • Australian web series at a glance

    Australian web series at a glance

    Australian web series punch above their weight in international festivals. The market is growing exponentially. And funding opportunities are growing too. Here are the key facts: 5 of the top 20 series... in the 2017 Web Series World Cup are Australian: 1st place: High Life A comic drama about an unexpected teenage crisis. 3rd place: Bruce A gritty black comedy, set in an ordinary Aussie share-house that just happens to be a prison tent in...

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