Australia - Free-to-Air TV - Overview - 2003

Synopsis

The 50-year old broadcasting infrastructure is undergoing its most dramatic change ever and this is only the start. As one of the last industries to go digital, broadcasters have been trying to hang on to analogue systems as this provided them with better options to protect their lucrative oligopolies. This report provides previous analysis written on the market as well as a few sections on broadcasting content. A brief history of the FTA broadcasting market is also provided. For the latest market analysis on the FTA broadcasting market see separate report “Australia – Broadcasting and Pay TV Markets - 2005”.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Is there a future for traditional broadcasters?
    • 2.1 Does broadcasting have a future?
    • 2.2 Impact of broadband
    • 2.3 New business models are needed
    • 2.4 So what’s the future?
  • 3. Market statistics
    • 3.1 Local content expenditure
  • 4. Digital TV challenging traditional broadcasters
    • 4.1 Broadcasters winning battles but losing the war
    • 4.2 Set to revolutionise the broadcasting industry
  • 5. Satellite TV and MDS - Hampered by government regulations
  • 6. Despite recovery Free-to-Air (FTA) remain under pressure
  • 7. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ forecasts – towards 2006
  • 8. Australia’s sixth TV channel?
    • 8.1 Overview
    • 8.2 Regulations
    • 8.3 Where the sixth channel is not available
  • 9. ABA study on commercial FTA trends over the past few decades
  • 10. Is there a future for traditional broadcasters?
    • 10.1 Does broadcasting have a future?
    • 10.2 Impact of broadband
    • 10.3 New business models are needed
    • 10.4 So what’s the future?
  • 11. Digital TV challenging traditional broadcasters
    • 11.1 Broadcasters winning battles but losing the war
    • 11.2 Set to revolutionise the broadcasting industry
  • 12. Satellite TV and MDS - Hampered by government regulations
  • 13. Does broadcasting have a future?
  • 14. Media monopolies firming up
    • 14.1 Telstra/Foxtel dominant in access and content
    • 14.2 Covert government blessing for monopoly
    • 14.3 Battle fatigue
  • 15. Regulatory – Content Overview
    • 15.1 International broadcasting
    • 15.2 Broadcasting Codes of Practice
      • 15.2.1 Complaints
  • 16. Regulatory – Control Overview
    • 16.1 Radical new way to stimulate Australian content
  • 17. Media classifications
    • 17.1 Children’s classification
  • 18. History of the broadcasting market
    • 18.1 The mid-1950s
    • 18.2 Colour TV
    • 18.3 Pay TV
    • 18.4 Television Fund
  • 19. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Audience ‘satisfaction’ with media in Australia
  • Table 2 – Audience usage statistics for broadcasting media in Australia
  • Table 3 – Commercial TV broadcasters’ local content expenditure – 1996 - 2002
  • Table 4 – Audience ‘satisfaction’ with media in Australia
  • Table 5 – Audience usage statistics for broadcasting media in Australia
  • Table 6 – Audience ‘satisfaction’ with media in Australia
  • Table 7 – Audience usage statistics for broadcasting media in Australia
  • Table 8 – Code breaches for TV broadcasting – 1994 - 2002
  • Exhibit 1 – Gladesville Amateur Radio Group
  • Exhibit 2 – Registration and reviews of TV Codes of Practice

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Last updated 11 May 2005
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Analyst: Tine Lewis

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