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Netflix Clarifies Position on Embedded Ads

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Sean Fang Tue, 02/06/2015 - 15:53

Netflix denies change in third party advertising policy, as the company experiments with embedded trailers for Netflix content

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Netflix Use Nearly 37% of Peak Web Traffic in North America

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Sean Fang Sat, 30/05/2015 - 18:50

Netflix use in North America rise again, now accounting for 37% of peak traffic, and Australia could find itself in the same boat soon

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Foxtel Making Waves in Streaming Market

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Nick Harris Tue, 26/05/2015 - 14:45

Foxtel boasts about Presto's superior content offerings, as the company formalises joint venture with the Seven Network

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Nearly a Third of Subscribers to Abandon Foxtel for Netflix, Stan or Presto, New Survey

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Sean Fang Mon, 25/05/2015 - 15:54

A new survey points to trouble for Foxtel, as a third of subscribers surveyed are planning or considering ditching Foxtel for a streaming video-on-demand service like Netflix

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Netflix Not Ruling Out Live Sports Streaming

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Sean Fang Sat, 23/05/2015 - 15:32

Netflix wants to take on live sports, but Foxtel may have something to say about it

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Netflix Rolling out New Web Interface in June

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Sean Fang Fri, 22/05/2015 - 18:14

Netflix to roll out major update for web player for the first time since 2011 to mimic interface for app versions

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Spotify Adds Videos, Podcasts And Other New Features

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Sean Fang Fri, 22/05/2015 - 15:53

New version of Spotify will take on Apple, YouTube and others, as the previously music-only streaming app adds video clips, podcasts, and a new special "running mode" that matches the played song to your pace.

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Netflix Speed Index: Telstra Worst ISP for Netflix Streaming

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Nick Harris Thu, 14/05/2015 - 12:02

Netflix has included Australia in the index ranking connection speed. The index is updated monthly and is a ranking of average user connection speed when accessing Netflix content by internet service provider (ISP.) TPG has come out on top with an average user speed of 3.36 Megabit per second (Mbps) with Optus in second at 3.27Mbps and iiNet in third at 3.24Mbps. Telstra came in last place with 2.23Mbps.

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Netflix, Digital Download Tax Arrives To Assist Local Competitors

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Nick Harris Wed, 13/05/2015 - 23:21

Netflix will no longer be offered GST free under new rules to be introduced by the government

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Smart DNS Provider Details Tips on Avoiding 'HBO Now' Banning

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Sean Fang Fri, 24/04/2015 - 15:50

Unblock-Us informs Streambly of the measures they've taken to prevent subscribers in Australia and outside of the US from getting banned by HBO Now, as well as some tips on how to avoid being detected

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