In partnership with the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), this project assesses the relative availability of media content to Australian consumers, with a focus on digital download and streaming services. We use custom online data collection and analysis tools to sample the most popular content across film and television, music, and computer games, and evaluate its availability across three criteria: pricing, timeliness, and diversity of delivery channel options. We use this data to generate an ongoing comparison between the Australian and US media markets. The project’s major output will be a consumer-focussed website that visualises and explains the data on content availability, helping Australian consumers to make informed choices among the existing options and to better understand the differences in access compared to other jurisdictions. Click here to access the ACCAN final project report.
Funding / Grants
- ACCAN Grants Scheme (2016 - 2017)
- Associate Professor Nicolas Suzor
- Professor Jean Burgess
- Professor Patrik Wikstrom
- Dr Kylie Pappalardo