Australia - Pay TV - Analysis and Overview 2004-2005

Synopsis

This report has been archived and was last updated in 2005. The Foxtel-Optus content sharing arrangement of 2002 aimed to stimulate take-up but this didn’t eventuate. The digital free-to-air (FTA) market is going nowhere, as initiatives of governments all around the world including Australia have failed to take off. However, the arrival of digital pay TV is allowing for new services, but the business model still doesn’t stack up. Unless pay TV customers are given choices, they will continue to look for alternatives.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Pay TV – market overview – 2005
  • 3. Pay TV a la carte is gaining support
  • 4. The ugly side of the Australian media
  • 5. Pay TV monopoly strengthened – July 2004
  • 6. Key highlights – 2004 – April 2004
  • 7. Analysis of the pay TV market in 2004
    • 7.1 Pay TV subscriber statistics
    • 7.2 Pay TV industry turnaround anticipated by 2005/6
    • 7.3 The arrival of digital pay TV
      • 7.3.1 Foxtel launches a new service
      • 7.3.2 Lower digital pay TV prices are needed to increased penetration
      • 7.3.3 Consumers are demanding more choice
      • 7.3.4 Broadband will offer consumers alternatives
    • 7.4 Access victory for operators
  • 8. Media monopolies firming up
    • 8.1 Telstra/Foxtel dominant in access and content
      • 8.1.1 Covert government blessing for monopoly
      • 8.1.2 Battle fatigue
  • 9. The battle between telecoms and media
  • 10. Interactive TV
    • 10.1 iTV is back in the picture
  • 11. Set-top boxes
  • 12. Personal Video Recorders
  • 13. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Pay TV – household penetration – Australia vs overseas countries – 2005

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Number of pages 9

Status Archived

Last updated 8 Dec 2005
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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