Optus CEO, Paul O’Sullivan, has just released a statement via the Optus Media Centre, where he stated the following:
“Today we can confirm we will appeal the TV Now decision in the High Court.
“We believe the TV Now case is extremely important in deciding the future for innovation, consumer choice and competition. Increasingly, developments like cloud computing will see Australians using applications held online and wanting to store online rather than just using fixed hardware based in the home.
“Australian consumers want legitimate access to content on any device regardless of the genre and we want to continue making the latest technologies available to Australians to meet this demand.
“This is a very important public policy issue that needs to be determined by the highest court in the land, to give clarity to both consumers and the industry.
“As innovations like TV Now are readily available in other parts of the world, Australia must remain globally competitive and embrace the rapid convergence of technologies as we head towards an NBN world”, concluded Mr O’Sullivan.
Australians, competing telcos and sports organisations with deals for exclusive Internet streaming now wait and watch to see the series finale of this dramatic episode in television – the ratings are sure to go through the roof, with no-one certain who is yet to emerge as the biggest loser – or the master chef of streaming.