Australia - Pay TV - Historical Analysis - 1994-1997

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Last updated: 14 Apr 2003 Update History

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Analyst: Paul Budde


After a 15-year long moratorium on pay TV, the Australian Government was one of the last western governments to lift its restrictions on pay TV. The way pay TV was introduced showed gross incompetence. The government’s own satellite operator Aussat was ‘sold’ to Optus as part of the second telecommunications licence for $800 million. Subsequently the use of the satellite was legislated through satellite broadcasting licences and the government thought that by legislating the technology (digital satellite TV) it would be able to provide pay TV to all.

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