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Accessing subscription video on demand: A study of disability and streaming television in Australia

Ellis, K., Kent, M., Locke, K. and Merchant, M.ORCID: 0000-0003-0923-1561 (2016) Accessing subscription video on demand: A study of disability and streaming television in Australia. Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Curtin University.

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Video on demand (VOD) refers to television, movies and other digital video content streamed over internet-based online services. Because it is not linear, viewers are able to watch videos at any time once the programme is available. VOD can be either ad-based and free to watch such as catch-up television services or it can take a subscriber model whereby consumers pay a fee (usually monthly) to access services. Subscription VOD has been slow to take off in Australia. Quickflix and Foxtel Play have been present in a limited capacity for a while; however, 2015 saw the introduction of three new service providers in quick succession – Stan, Presto Entertainment and Netflix Australia. Popular commentary described the expanding market as the “streaming wars” and predicted consumers would be the beneficiaries (Tucker 201)

Item Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: Creative Media, Arts and Design
Publisher: Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
Other Information: ISBN: 978-1-921974-42-7
Grant Number:
  • OTHER/ACCAN Grant Program
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