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New research by CHOICE suggests that 340,000 Australian households are already paying to access the US version of Netflix. What will happen to those customers when Netflix officially launches in Australia next year?
Rapid VR is a new Australian-based film technology that could change the face of home entertainment as we know it. It essentially allows filmmakers to make 360-degree movies that the viewer controls by looking in any direction they like. The results are akin to a “virtual reality” video game: except the footage is 100 per cent real and authentic. For a taste of what this technology is capable of, check out this Rapid VR video of Australian Olympic gold Torah Bright tearing up the snow dunes. It’s the next best thing to being there.
Next year, Foxtel will once again be the only place to watch Game Of Thrones legally in Australia thanks to an extended partnership with HBO. (Boo!) For those who refuse to pirate, there is one small consolation: from today, Foxtel is dropping its subscription prices by as much as 50 per cent. It’s also adding some new channels, including the on-demand BoxSets. Here’s a recap of what’s new.