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  • March 23, 2018

    YouTube: thinking beyond the long tail

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    Engineering excellence and user generated content (UGC) have propelled YouTube to Facebook-level reach, with growing viewing in all demographics and on the TV-set. However, the commercial limits and PR risk of its long-tail content model have prompted a diversification effort involving subscriptions and long-form content. Becoming a major part of Google’s revenue amid fierce OTT competition would require YouTube to be more flexible in its partnerships with the AV industry, and a more aggressive go-to-market strategy.
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  • March 21, 2018

    Ad blocking – Google and publishers strike back…

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    Ad blockers have had a huge impact on the online advertising landscape in the past few years. This impact will grow larger as the popularity of ad blockers reaches a critical mass on desktop as well as mobile.  While publishers have tried multiple strategies, Google’s ad blocking move while counter-intuitive at first glance, could prove to be just the right approach to combat the rise of ad blockers.
  • March 19, 2018

    UK addressable TV has more to deliver, while online video posts r [...]

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    The market for addressable TV looks constrained despite its benefits, with Sky AdSmart taking less than 2% of overall TV ad revenues. Meanwhile, online video revenues for Google, Facebook and others have surged dramatically. Agencies are seemingly enraptured by online video – a highly profitable medium to buy – despite concerns about a lack of effectiveness, safety and transparency. For broadcasters to compete better radical collaborative action is needed including industry-wide adoption of AdSmart, and overhauling the trading arrangements which hinder its take-up.
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  • March 15, 2018

    BBC Worldwide considers the rest of UKTV

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    A change of control clause triggered by Discovery’s takeover of Scripps will grant BBC Worldwide the option to acquire the 50% of UKTV that it does not already own. With a possible price in the vicinity of the £339 million paid by Scripps in 2011 it is by no means certain that BBCW could proceed alone—so a new, minority partner may well be necessary. Discovery, on the other hand, may be keen to acquire full ownership of UKTV, while retaining a licensing arrangement for the BBC’s content. A channel portfolio containing the best of Discovery, Scripps and UKTV content built on UKTV’s strong EPG positions would transform Discovery in the UK.
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  • March 15, 2018

    Telco Roundtable Breakfast – key findings

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    As identified by our survey, fixed-mobile substitution will be a growing risk for the fixed broadband market. Telcos need to understand and manage the risk of consumers switching away from fixed-line to mobile, particularly in light of the upcoming availability of 5G. The increasing consumption of SVOD has driven the growth in fixed broadband in recent years. However, changing viewing habits, particularly towards viewership on mobile devices, could help spearhead mobile substitution. We expect pressure on fixed broadband to grow as the combination of 5G network launches and TPG’s mobile market entry will increase consumer interest and options for wireless broadband solutions.
  • March 13, 2018

    Spectrum reform – a step in the right direction

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    Rapidly developing wireless and mobile network technologies and consumers’ increasing appetite for data are driving a significant increase in demand for spectrum. With little or no changes in spectrum policy over the past two decades, the Government announced a review into spectrum allocation, regulation and licensing.
  • March 8, 2018

    Importance of News Content

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    In an increasingly digital world, the free flow of information has lowered the value of paid news. News providers, which could earlier rely on advertising to subsidise journalism, continue to face aggressive competition from global tech giants and are being forced to find new revenue streams
  • March 1, 2018

    MarTech and AdTech – it’s going to be a Mad(Tech) world…

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    MarTech and AdTech have developed in relative isolation in the past. However, rapidly changing market dynamics mean existing solutions are no longer meeting marketers’ needs or consumer expectations. As a result, the MarTech and AdTech sectors are converging to deliver a more seamless and personalised customer experience.
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    December 10, 2017

    Venture Advisory November 2017 report: Markets and company update [...]

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    Venture Advisory November 2017 report: Markets and company updates
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  • November 6, 2017

    Green Hydrogen – Opportunity or hype?

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    Hydrogen as an energy carrier has long been discussed as a pathway to a greener future and although technology progress has been slow, recent developments point to tangible progress.Diversity of sources, security and flexibility within Australia’s energy system is the key to a reliable energy future; hydrogen could play an important role alongside other energy technologies.
  • October 26, 2017

    Supply of news in the UK

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    Since Communications Act 2003, the number of national news outlets supplied on broadcast and in print has been stable. Adoption of multi-channel TV, supported by Freeview, has augmented the number of homes accessing on a free-to-air basis five "all news" channels (BBC News, BBC Parliament, Sky News, CNN, Russia Today), with many more all news channels served on pay-TV platforms. Original news production has been transformed by digital tools and Twitter occupies the centre of the journalism ecosystem. Jobs devoted to news production are in recovery, although mask a decline in newspapers to the benefit of online mainly. Expansion of fixed-line broadband and, more recently, consumer adoption of mobile broadband and connected devices, have made the internet a platform for the supply of and consumption of all news services. Broadcasters serve eponymous text-based websites, all newspapers serve websites, and native news outlets have entered the market due to low barriers to entry. Prominent native brands in the political genre include Buzzfeed, HuffPost and Politico
  • October 19, 2017

    Australian MVNOs are here to stay but…

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    Australian MVNOs have doubled their market share in the last seven years with BYO and non-contract mobile plans being the primary driver of Australian MVNOs’ success. While MVNOs are still appealing to Australian consumers due to price advantage, new network technologies and rising competition from MNOs both new and incumbent are increasing the competitive intensity.
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    October 13, 2017

    Venture Advisory September 2017 report: Markets and company updat [...]

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    Venture Advisory September 2017 report: Markets and company updates
    $900.00
  • October 13, 2017

    Energy Roundtable Breakfast – key findings

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    What will Australia’s energy future look like in 2030? Will it be business as usual? …… a utopian renewable energy reliant world? …… one powered by nuclear? …… or one with high technological consumption control?

  • October 12, 2017

    Voice Assistants: Better together?

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    While Virtual Assistants (VA) have existed since 2011, the category only took off after recent advances in Artificial Intelligence and the introduction of the smart speaker. Major players like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon already have their own Virtual Assistants. Asian players are now developing their own. The Microsoft-Amazon collaboration may gain them the edge needed to overcome the slew of new and entrenched players.
  • October 11, 2017

    Game of Genomes – decoding the future of healthcare

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    Mainstream genomics is still nascent but further decline in sequencing costs will drive adoption. Unprecedented intelligence (i.e. big data) involving the genotypic and phenotypic data of individuals will completely reengineer our health system over the next decade. Genomics is a game changer that will reshape not only the clinical health system but also our personal wellness and lifestyle decisions.
  • September 26, 2017

    Get your hands off it: How a driverless future impacts Media

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    They’re everywhere except on the roads. When will driverless cars arrive, and what will they mean for media?. There will be much to play for when autonomous vehicles arrive
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    September 25, 2017

    Netflix’s edge over broadcasters

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    The development and utilisation of streaming technologies has allowed major SVODs, such as Netflix and Amazon, to attain a growing proportion of video viewing. However, tech is just one of the advantages held by these services: plateauing content expenditure, the inability to retain IP and inconsistent regulatory regimes hamper the efforts of the UK’s public service broadcasters. The localised nature of audience tastes, as well as the diversity of PSB offerings remain a bulwark to aid in the retention of relevance but content spend cannot lag
  • September 21, 2017

    The growth of Insurtech – Insurance companies should be worried

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    In terms of new global investment, Insurtech has been one of the fastest growing Fintech segments over the last eighteen months – and it is now starting to pick up pace in Australia. This report explains what Insurtech is and why it matters.
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    September 13, 2017

    Venture Advisory August 2017 report: Markets and company updates

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    Venture Advisory August 2017 report: Markets and company updates
    $900.00
  • September 11, 2017

    The Gatekeepers of Travel: Google and Facebook

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    As the digital travel industry expands, Google and Facebook have unprecedented control over what content consumers interact with. This control is set to increase at the detriment of both traditional and digital travel market players.
    $900.00
  • August 31, 2017

    Australian airline loyalty programs – reaching new heights

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    Australian airline loyalty programs have experienced strong growth over the last decade. However, as the saturation point approaches, with increasing competition, the appearance of technological disruptors and a shifting credit card partnership landscape, where should existing players focus to reach the next phase of growth?
    $450.00
  • August 30, 2017

    ‘Charging’ ahead – Five key trends reshaping the electricit [...]

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    The traditional electricity industry is under significant pressure as rapid advances in technology are upending the electricity value chain. Disruption in electricity is no longer an ‘if’. Think when, how fast and how big. Batteries, renewables, prosumers and distributed electricity systems, electric vehicles and the Internet of Energy are the key trends leading the charge.
    $450.00
  • August 16, 2017

    Follow the Money

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    Australia’s VC market continued to advance, with over US$670m of investments made in FY17. Investments were supported by favourable economic and business conditions and record-high fundraising activities.
    $450.00