CROSS­ING STREAMS

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THE fight to sign up view­ers to stream­ing ser­vices has ramped up with Quick­flix drop­ping its sub­scrip­tion rate to $9.95 a month to fend off com­pe­ti­tion from Fox­tel’s Presto movie stream­ing ser­vice, which costs $19.95. Which ser­vice of­fers a bet­ter deal de­pends on your view­ing habits – Presto of­fers a lot more new-re­lease movies while Quick­flix has a big­ger range of older con­tent and “are un­able to of­fer sub­scribers a timely se­lec­tion of re­cent hits” ac­cord­ing to Presto. Mean­while Hulu, which of­fers new-re­lease US TV shows, is cracking down on VPN users out­side the US. This could fore­shadow the ser­vice’s ex­pan­sion to coun­tries in­clud­ing Aus­tralia, or sim­ply be in re­sponse to copy­right owner pres­sure.

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