Aug 5, 2014
Australia’s first guide to digital entertainment and services is open for business
The Digital Content Guide, commissioned by an assembly of Australia’s creative content associations, creators and distributors, launched today in an effort to provide a quick and easy way for Australians to find and enjoy access to licensed online entertainment services including TV shows, movies, music, eBooks, video games and sport.
There has been an explosion in legitimate ways to get access to content online. However, sometimes it can be hard to find that content or to distinguish between sites that offer legal access and those that illegally monetise the hard work of all who contribute to the creative industry. The Digital Content Guide simplifies the search and helps people find the games, shows, movies, music and books they love.
The site directs visitors to information about different services, which can be clicked to directly to explore and enjoy. Australians will see a wide choice of licensed digital services for a variety of content across different devices and platforms. As the breadth of options continues to grow, the site will keep pace in order to help Australians find the content they want from a licensed service.
Simon Burke, Actors’ Equity President said, “People are passionate about entertainment and we are passionate about creating it. Therefore, it’s critical to ensure that the creative industries receive the support they need, through legitimate use, so that the 900,000* Australians they employ can continue to make them thrive.”
The Digital Content Guide is a joint effort by APRA AMCOS, The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), The Australian Screen Association (ASA), Copyright Agency Ltd., News Corp Limited, Foxtel and Village Roadshow Limited.
For more information, visit The Digital Content Guide at: www.digitalcontentguide.com.au. *Source: PWC: The Economic Contribution of Australia’s Copyright Industries report
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