The bulletin: Stan on Apple TV, Indago survey; Screen Australia and YouTube team up

By AdNews | 13 May 2015

Is agency or client side better? Indago survey to find out

Indago Digital has opened up a survey to answer the age old question: what's better - agency or client side?

It asks if client side employees are happier; are people in digital marketing miserable; are agency people happier with their pay and so on. People who take part get a chance to win an Apple watch valued at AU$499.

You can take part by logging on here.

Stan launches on Apple TV

Subscription video on demand service Stan, is now available directly through Apple TV.

The tie up means that Stan subscribers can sign in on Apple TV using their existing Stan username and password, which, Stan CEO Mike Sneesby said, makes it easer to watch the SVOD service on TVs without need any other device.

“Apple TV is a critical platform for leading streaming services and has always been a high priority in our development roadmap,” Sneesby said. “Since launch we have received more requests from subscribers for a Stan app to be available on Apple TV than any other device.”

Screen Australia and YouTube team up for second time

Following the success of the first 'Skip Ahead' program, which reached over 5.5 million views, Screen Australia and YouTube have teamed up again to run the initiative for a second time.

Google Australia and Screen Australia will each give $200,000 directly to Australian online talent to create an original web series. Successful recipients will also receive the opportunity to travel YouTube's Space in LA; studios renowned for state-of-the-art production and post-production. 

Republica Education partners will CG Spectrum to boost film and game skills

Education provider Republica Education has partnered with Canadian visual effects educator CG Spectrum to further build Australia's capability in film and game training, with the launch of a new accredited online course.

The Diploma of Screen and Media will aim to fill a skill gap in the industry which has seen many visual effects professionals pulled in from overseas instead of being trained locally.

DT chairman and Republica Education co-founder David Trewern said: "Until now, many Australians looking to break into the visual effects industry have had to go to schools abroad or to Hollywood to have the chance to study with professionals who are currently working."

"We want to ensure our students are equipped with the necessary tools to turn their creative passions into successful and exciting careers, and this new Diploma will help achieve this."


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