Friday, December 9, 2016

Stan scores massive with Showtime deal, lands twin Peaks reboot

Stan has been on a roll with its content material deal bulletins as of past due, however the streaming carrier’s today's statement is arguably its largest one yet – Stan has entered a protracted-time period partnership with CBS on the way to make the carrier the respectable licensee of Showtime in Australia.
under the deal, Stan will acquire the specific streaming rights to loads of hours of existing Showtime content material, in addition to all destiny Showtime series.
“every new display that Showtime creates over the period of this partnership will come completely to Stan for the life of the series,” said Stan CEO Mike Sneesby at nowadays’s media briefing at the statement.
In terms of existing Showtime collection on different systems, namely Presto, Sneesby defined that the content material offers for those indicates will remain unchanged for now, however will finally end up specific to Stan.
“a number of the ones suggests have existing licenses, wherein they’ll see non-exclusive licenses at the Stan platform, and over the period of this deal the ones licenses will convert into distinct licenses,” stated Sneesby.
Stan is ready for Showtime
The deal kicked off earlier this week with the most beneficial of the brand new display Billions, so one can be fast-tracked direct from the U.S. for the remainder of the series, and could eventually include the 2017’s an awful lot anticipated reboot of David Lynch’s landmark television series, dual Peaks.
On top of this information, Sneesby observed several CBS suggests nearing the quit in their run on free-to-air networks will be taking over a 2d lifestyles as SVOD exclusives on Stan.
“There’s are some of very crucial shows which can be higher recognized for free-to-air broadcast, like Madam Secretary and below the Dome, which as they go out their loose-to-air licensing window, will come as SVOD-exceptional onto the Stan platform.”
This Showtime deal is going a long manner to solidifying Stan’s vicinity contrary its rival Netflix, which Sneesby says offers a “homogeneous imparting across a international platform,” whilst Stan is “a very locally-focused proposition.”

Apple does not want Aussie banks speaking approximately Apple Pay negotiations

Apple Pay's Australian rollout has been slow going. After months of ready and little motion from Australian banks, the the iPhone 6S maker ended up just partnering with American explicit to hurry up the worldwide rollout.
Now, with Google's affirmation that Android Pay is heading to Australia inside the first half of of this year, and Samsung Pay additionally on the manner, we're listening to that Apple's negotiations with the banks haven't stopped, they may be just being saved quiet.
in step with a document inside the SMH nowadays, Apple's non-disclosure agreement with the banks requires the banks to maintain quiet, or be responsible for tens of thousands and thousands of bucks.
Of path, these varieties of contracts are a long way from uncommon, in particular while agencies are looking to get their hands on a share of the $2.5 billion annual market for credit score card expenses.
The exceptional part of this tale is that there is nevertheless wish Aussie Apple customers will get to use Apple Pay while not having to get an American explicit Card.