Australian Pay TV Company Breeds PiratesAdded: Monday, June 10th, 2013
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The industry experts have long been arguing that one of the main reasons why people become pirates is the lack of legal alternatives. Indeed, it seems that this is the main reason, why, say, Australia has such high piracy rates for various TV shows, including Game of Thrones.
According to the Ambassador of the US to Australia, there are many complaints about this “plain theft” by Aussie citizens. However, the recent developments suggest that things aren’t going to change in the nearest future. The matter is that the news emerged that the Australian pay TV company Foxtel has recently signed a deal with HBO to be an exclusive provider for Game of Thrones. The arrangement provides that the citizens will get pay per view opportunities to see HBO shows only after the broadcast of the last program in a series. Nevertheless, in the case of season 3 of Game of Thrones and season 6 of True Blood (though not subsequent series of either drama) pay per view will be possible 24 hours after the broadcast of each episode. This means that Game of Thrones will be pulled from iTunes, and since 2014 fans will have to wait weeks before being able to watch it though pay-per-view.
Press reports point out that you can compare this situation to the United States, where you cannot watch recent Game of Thrones episodes without an HBO subscription. Apparently, it is no surprise that the observers predict the Game of Thrones piracy will shoot up again in 2014. For some reason, the industry still fails to understand that it can do things in a way that would satisfy both the content creators and the audience – i.e., if people were allowed to watch the series right upon their premier, there would be no need for piracy in the first place.
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Monday, June 10th, 2013
|posted by (2013-06-10 18:50:59)|
|"pay per view will be possible 24 hours after the broadcast of each episode."|
Pay per view is their first problem...its 2013 and we haz internet, find a new business model, end of story.
Their second problem is that people these days are not going to wait another "24hrs" to watch something that they've been waiting a week for, if it's online they are going to download/stream it... and they won't have to watch a load of crappy advertisements either!
|Wow the dna extraction went well then.|
|posted by (2013-06-11 06:33:42)|
|Piracy first started 20yrs ago (i was one of them) because of the FREE to AIR stations would never show a series in the correct time slot as advertised or late at night so you could never watch a great show when you wanted. Along came IRC channels (and they're still around) and hey presto and way to upload and share shows from around the world to watch anytime you wanted to at your leisure.|
Then came bit-torrent that made it a lot easier for the masses to get their shows and what we mostly use now. There is no way on this great planet i will be changing the way i want to watch my shows now i've been doing it for 20yrs. Not unless they can give me what i want when i want it.
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