Sweeping changes to the Australian media landscape

Hosted by

Dr Marc C-Scott, a senior lecturer in screen media at Victoria University. Marc has written numerous articles for online publication including The Conversation, along with both television and radio media interviews.

In this episode we discuss the sweeping changes to the Australian Media landscape. This includes the government’s proposed changes to media reform and ownership, Cricket Media rights and the AFL’s interest in eSports. We will also discuss the future of Twitter in relation to its latest video deals. 
(Recorded: Tuesday 9th May, 2017)

Segment 1 – Media Reforms set to change the Australian media landscape
Turnbull Government to abolish license fees in media reform package

Updating Australia’s media laws

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016

Broadcast and Content Reform Package

Major Reforms to Support Australian Broadcasters

Explainer: what changes to Australia’s media ownership laws are being proposed?

Segment 2 – Twitter’s future… is it a media broadcaster or a social media platform, or both
Twitter Announces New Sports Live Streaming Initiatives With 24-Hour Sports Channel, NFL, WNBA, PGA TOUR

Twitter announces new live shows from the WNBA, BuzzFeed, Viacom and more

Twitter partners with Live Nation to live stream video of concerts

Bloomberg, Twitter Team Up For 24-Hour Digital News Network

Twitter’s live stream of the Melbourne Cup could change how we ‘broadcast’ sport

Segment 3 – Cricket Media Rights in Australia
Chasing the audience: is it over and out for cricket on free to air TV

When the AFL gets richer, who gets richer with it

Big Bash League jumps into top 10 of most attended sports leagues in the world

Segment 4 – Sport -AFL wants to be part of eSports
The rise of the pro-player as Australia hosts its richest computer gaming event

AFL to enter $1.2 billion eSports industry, wants Etihad Stadium tournament

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