Australia - Pay TV - Historical Analysis - 1998-2003

Synopsis

Pay TV policies and strategies have been ongoing sagas since the start of the service in the mid 1990s. This reports provides an overview of the sometimes incomprehensible decisions made by the players, more aimed at protecting vested interests than at growing a new market. It was not until 2002 that the first major restructuring was announced. However, this will only be the start of process that will need to go much further.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Australis
    • 2.1 The final curtain – 1998
    • 2.2 Post mortem
    • 2.3 Best deals went to Foxtel – 1998 - 1999
    • 2.4 East Coast TV swallowed by Austar – 1998
    • 2.5 Messy franchising rights
    • 2.6 Television And Radio Broadcasting Services (TARBS) – 1998
  • 3. The Optus-Austar satellite deal – 1998
  • 4. Ongoing rumours about Foxtel and Telstra – 1999
  • 5. Foxtel and Telstra – 2000
    • 5.1 Different objectives
    • 5.2 Networks vs content
      • 5.2.1 The crux
      • 5.2.2 The ITU model
      • 5.2.3 Telstra’s (mis)directions – 1999 - 2000
  • 6. Industry cost structure too high – 2000 - 2001
    • 6.1 Growth affected
    • 6.2 Opportunities
    • 6.3 And obstacles
  • 7. Foxtel-Optus content alliance – 2002
    • 7.1 Further monopolies
    • 7.2 Open networks
    • 7.3 Why rock the boat too much?
  • 8. Revising the business models – 2003
    • 8.1 Broadcasting or broadband platforms
    • 8.2 The third platform
  • 9. Related reports
  • Exhibit 1 – Australis’ ongoing problems
  • Exhibit 2 – The Foxtel-Telstra contract

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Last updated 22 Feb 2003
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