Australia - Pay TV - Analyses of the Digital TV Market - 2004


Oddly enough, broadcasting is one of the last bastions of the analogue technologies. The industry has been slow to embrace digital technologies, since many of the media barons feared that this would open the market up to more competition. Digital broadcasting has more to do with access to new services than with content. Key developments include broadband access and the emerging IP-based voice services. New digital-based broadcasters are rapidly moving into the areas of broadband and telecommunications in general. This report provides an analysis of the emerging digital TV market. It includes a comparison between the content offerings currently coming out of the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific and compares the digital TV pricing structures in those regions.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. USA statistics
  • 4. Pay TV in the USA
  • 5. First digital TV developments
  • 6. Developments in the UK
  • 7. Europe
  • 8. Mature vs emerging markets
  • 9. Free digital vs pay digital
  • 10. Cross-platform competition
  • 11. Australia
    • 11.1 In a global context
    • 11.2 Austar and Foxtel cosying up
  • 12. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Basic pay TV subscriber prices in Europe

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Last updated 21 Mar 2004
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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