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Australia - Digital TV - Policies and Regulations 1996-2006 - Historic

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Last updated: 19 Mar 2006 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 19

Analyst: Paul Budde

Synopsis

This report has been archived and has not been updated. Broadcasters initially lobbied for HDTV so as to block the use of the digital TV spectrum for potential competitors. However they played into the hands of the pay TV operators who now have a free ride to monopolise the digital TV set-top box (DVR/PVR) market. The FTA operators can’t really move into this arena as there is no real business model for them. By protecting a $3 billion old-world industry, the leaders of this country are impeding the development of a new-world industry that is potentially worth $50 billion to the Australian economy. A review of government policies was launched in late 2005, with the indication that the switch off date of 2008 for analogue in now unrealistic. In March 2006, the Minister for Communications, IT and the Arts released a discussion paper on reform options for Australia’s media industry (covered in a separate report).

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