Understand and measure the impact of COVID-19 on the telecom industry!

Virus impact over each market - telecom operators, government agencies and regulators' responses - revised forecasts for the next 5 years.

See updated country reports

Australia - Digital TV - Interactive TV and EPGs

Report Cover Image

Last updated: 28 Feb 2012 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 11

Analyst: Paul Budde


While IPTV services have been launched by a number of Internet service providers and some TV manufacturers including Samsung, Sony and LG, iTV has struggled to gain widespread popularity in Australia. However, concerns still remain about the emergence of a sustainable revenue model and the current lack of unified technical platforms.

Electronic program guides attempt to focus on the consumer by freeing them from the concept of watching live TV with the viewer able to watch what they want, when they want, and how little of the program to view by the time-shifting and fast-forwarding features.

Electronic program guide offerings are also available from some IPTV providers. For more information on the major players, see our separate report: Australia - Digital Media - IPTV - Major Players.

This report provides an overview of the interactive TV and the electronic program guide markets in Australia with brief overviews of trends in other countries.

Key developments:

TV, EPG, electronic program guide, broadcasting, DTV, digital TV, NBN.

Companies covered in this report include:

Gem, Freeview, Network Nine, Apple, AUSTAR, FOXTEL, Telstra, Google, Yahoo, IceTV, YouTube.

Related Reports

Share this Report

Purchase with Confidence

As you know, I have resigned from the Labor Ministry and have decided not to re-contest the seat of Charlton at the next election – both for personal reasons.

Before leaving Parliament, I particularly wish to record my thanks to you for your generous and constructive participation in the deliberations that generated significant economic policy reforms for the Australian community. Continuous economic transformation is a key challenge that faces all Governments.

The development of sound public policy should always be contestable. Ultimately, good and equitable outcomes are not concessions to any particular interest group, but the careful balancing of interests to create the greatest possible benefit for the nation. You have contributed to that, and I sincerely thank you for it.

Greg Combet, Former Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation

Research Methodology

BuddeComm's strategic business reports contain a combination of both primary and secondary research statistics, analyses written by our senior analysts supported by a network of experts, industry contacts and researchers from around the world as well as our own scenario forecasts.

For more details, please see:

Research Methodology

Sample Reports

A selection of downloadable samples from our Annual Publications catalogue.

Download a Sample Report

More than 4,000 customers from 140 countries utilise BuddeComm Research

Are you interested in BuddeComm's Custom Research Service?

News & Views

Have the latest telecommunications industry news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to Paul's FREE weekly News & Views.