Quotas and quality doesn’t always mesh

While a local-content quota system for streaming companies in Australia does have the possibility of seeing more fantastic productions pop up, it also treads on dangerous ground, says "Watch It!" columnist NICK OVERALL.

News of the world’s cowboy movies

Streaming columnist NICK OVERALL saddles up for a ride around the wild west platforms... 

What if the Russians took the moon?

Ever thought about owning a star? It can be done. Sort of. Streaming columnist NICK OVERALL has his head in the clouds this week... 

Studio shoots for screens big and small

"In the next few years it may very well become the norm to have a choice of watching the newest blockbuster at the movies or at home," writes streaming columnist NICK OVERALL.

President Bartlet’s back in the White House

President Bartlet in back in the White House and all is suddenly well again with the world in the streaming universe, especially for "The West Wing" fans, writes columnist NICK OVERALL.

Bingeing the world’s best drama on Netflix

Some of the best and original productions being streamed right now are coming from all over the world, says streaming columnist NICK OVERALL.

‘Streamtember’ coming to screen near you!

There's a big month ahead for followers of the streaming superverse, says columnist NICK OVERALL. 

Stories of terrible murders took 40 years to tell

Streaming columnist NICK OVERALL talks to an Australian true-crime author, whose astonishing story is about to debut on Stan. 

A creepy, confronting blockbuster

Streaming columnist NICK OVERALL covers the creepy, the surreal and the moving in this week's "Watch It!".

Crime totally pays for streaming platforms

Audiences, it seems, can’t get enough of sleuthing in their streaming, says "Watch It!" columnist NICK OVERALL. 

Series opinion split by political views

Streaming columnist NICK OVERALL reports on a political series that's causing controversy among its viewers. 

Heart and ‘Soul’ family viewing

Columnist NICK OVERALL says this is going to be a big year, the biggest, for streaming entertainment.

Where nothing is quite as it seems

"The growing mystery that starts to pull the style of the show closer and closer to a more modern craft of filmmaking through a brilliant use of visual effects has me hooked," writes streaming columnist NICK OVERALL.

Screenwriter steps into the spotlight

Streaming columnist NICK OVERALL previews what happens when the screenwriter of a movie classic steps into the spotlight. 

King of horror streaming hits misses?

Steven King's latest TV mini-series "The Stand" catches the eye of streaming meister NICK OVERALL.

Witty and the weird and wonderful

Streaming news certainly took no holiday break, writes "Watch It!" columnist NICK OVERALL.

Fabulous ‘Fargo’ sets the quality bar

Streaming columnist NICK OVERALL rejoices at the arrivals of a new series of "Fargo" and looks at a documentary about making friends with an octopus (no, really).

Navigating streaming via a new app

Here's something new; an app that helps navigate the burgeoning world of streaming. Columnist NICK OVERALL explains everything. 

Downward drive of the upwards swipe

"Netflix has dropped a challenging and widely praised doco that dives into the world of social media and the effects it has on unsuspecting consumers," writes streaming columnist NICK OVERALL.

Streaming evolves to a TV future?

DESPITE all the fascinating new ways we're taking in television, streaming may actually be on a path to resembling more… well, traditional television, says NICK OVERALL.





Program encourages reporting of suspicious airport activity

The AFP today (April 13) relaunched its "Airport Watch" public awareness program at Canberra airport, aimed at educating and enabling members of the public to report suspicious activity to officers.


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