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Australia - Pay TV - Regulatory - Licensing, Foreign Ownership

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Last updated: 3 Mar 2006 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 6

Analyst: Paul Budde


This report was archived in September 2007 and has not been updated since March 2006. Because of government regulations, Australia was forced to stay out the pay TV market for 40 years. This prevented the country from obtaining first hand experience in cable and satellite technologies. While reviews were held every couple of years, the vested broadcasting, publishing and telecommunications interests were able to stop any development in this market until the mid-1990s. Since then, three main pay TV companies have emerged – Foxtel, Optus and Austar. The regulatory environment for licensing, ownership and control is summarised and analysed here. Please note that this report is updated infrequently and contains only minor updates for 2005.

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