Author: Veronica Banez

NEW ZEALAND: Ahoy! Piracy on the Rise

VERONICA BANEZ WRITES – Is piracy becoming too big of a problem? Some may argue that pirating movies off the Internet is simply nothing more than a form of free entertainment. After all, why pay so much money to watch a movie when one can simply get it online for free? However, most people do not realize is that piracy is actually a much more serious issue than originally thought to be. Nikki Macdonald, a writer for the website, states that, “In an already tough film-making market, sources say internet piracy is the single biggest issue facing New...

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NEW ZEALAND: The Rise of Convenient Entertainment

VERONICA BANEZ WRITES – Lightbox, Neon, Netflix, Quickflix, Sky TV. These are only a few of the many streaming movie and television services that are provided in New Zealand. James Croot and Blayne Slabbert, writers for the website, really put into perspective the wide range of differences between all the various online streaming services that are available in the country. So now the question is, why the rising interest in these services? Elizabeth Fry, a writer for website INTHEBLACK, states that, “The magic of streaming on demand is being able to binge on episodes or watch a movie in...

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NEW ZEALAND: Just Press Play

VERONICA BANEZ WRITES – Technology is more advanced today than it has ever been. One of the most important advancements has been the concept of streaming – not only for entertainment purposes, but for current events as well. In recent years, there has been a huge outbreak of media streaming services. There has been an increasing number of ways to view favorite shows, movies, and news channels. However, as quoted in Michelle Duff’s article about New Zealand’s media, “Some of Netflix’s content is not as madly viable in New Zealand […] this service is going to have to fight...

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ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS), in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science, and with the influential Pacific Century Institute.

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