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Quickflix's surprise moves, Uber's tax dues and all the Gamescom news (Girt by CNET podcast 37)

The grandfather of Aussie streaming services makes a move into China, Uber's under fire both locally and abroad and the Gamescom conference pops out some impressive announcements.

By 7 August 2015


The quick and the dead: Quickflix searches for streaming's silver bullet

A collapsed deal with Presto, a mystery merger in Shanghai, dwindling finances and a major restructure of its content arrangements -- in a fast-changing streaming landscape, what is the future of Quickflix?

By 4 September 2015


​Quick fix for Quickflix? Streaming service looks to buy Chinese content company

With revenues falling, customer numbers dropping, increased competition and a collapsed deal with Foxtel, Quickflix is reaching for a lifeline in China, announcing a bid to buy an unnamed Shanghai-based film and TV company.

By 5 August 2015


Quickflix partners with Foxtel to offer Presto content

Quickflix has signed a deal with Foxtel to offer its suite of Presto subscription video-on-demand bundles through the Quickflix pay-per-view platform.

By 14 May 2015


Quickflix streaming up in the air as company enters trading halt

Speculation is mounting over the future of Quickflix as the company entered a trading halt ahead of a "material commercial agreement" relating to its streaming business.

By 13 May 2015


Quickflix posts AU$850,000 in losses for Q1 2015

Quickflix has posted results for the first quarter of 2015, saying that the increased hype around rival video streaming launches has boosted demand for the service, but the company has lost more than AU$850,000 since the start of 2015.

By 21 April 2015


Quickflix sees big growth in streaming over disc rental

Last December saw more Quickflix customers with access to video-on-demand streaming than physical DVD rental for the first time in the company's history.

By 29 January 2015


Commercial TV has most to lose with Netflix arrival, says Quickflix

Quickflix is not concerned about losing customers as Netflix launches in Australia, but says there are some big legacy players with plenty to lose in Australia's streaming future.

By 21 November 2014


Netflix turning a blind eye to 'back door' Australian use, says Quickflix

The CEO of Quickflix has called on Netflix to "play by the rules" and to stop what it calls a breach of copyright by allowing "back door" access to its service in Australia.

By 16 September 2014


Quickflix CEO tells Netflix to bring it on

Quickflix CEO Stephen Langford confirms "business as usual" after shares change hands, while he is eager to battle Netflix face-to-face in Australia.

By 22 July 2014