FOXTEL is the biggest subscription television provider in Australia providing more than 200 channels and now with coverage Australia wide after having purchased AUSTAR in 2012. Telstra holds a 50% ownership stake in the company, while News Corporation Ltd also has a 50% holding, having secured the Consolidated Media Holdings 25% holding in late 2012. FOXTEL sub-licenses programs to other pay TV companies for cable, satellite and microwave distribution including Optus.
The STV industry as a whole in Australia has to deal with the increase in digital TV coverage areas and the increase in the FTA channels as well as increased IPTV services from fast broadband services and as such has seen limited subscriber growth by early 2013. More than 2 million homes have a STV service from FOXTEL in early 2013. FOXTEL is moving into the IPTV arena in an effort to increase subscriber availability options and it will be an interesting year ahead watching the outcomes of the changes.
In this report we provide an overview of the FOXTEL with statistics, trends, estimates and analysis in tabular, text and easy-to-read chart formats covering a wide cross section of the company operations.
Pay TV, ARPU, revenue, subscriber churn, earnings. EBITDA, an increase in IPTV availability coming through Android, iPhone and iPad apps.
Companied covered in this report include:
FOXTEL, AUSTAR, Optus, News Corporation