Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting in Australia: Market Research Report

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Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5621 | Jul 2015

Changing channels: Pay-TV and online platforms lure viewers away from the industry

The Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting industry has faced many challenges over the past five years. Advertising revenue has grown moderately, particularly in metropolitan markets, providing some relief for industry participants. However, many advertising agencies have sought to take advantage of the lucrative pay-TV and online advertising markets, limiting the need for advertising timeslots on free-to-air TV networks. Growth in audience numbers for these pay-TV channels and online media platforms has compounded these issues, as advertisers typically seek to target the largest possible audiences. As a result, industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of only 0.2% over the five years through 2015-16... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry exhibits medium barriers to entry and this trend has remained steady over the past five years. Barriers to entry outline the factors that prevent or limit new enterprises from entering the industry. The industry has a moderate market share concentration. However, if regional TV network affiliation agreements are taken into account, market share concentration is far higher and presents a significant barrier to entry for prospective firms.

Companies such as the Seven, Nine and Ten networks are extremely well-established in the industry and have existing supply contracts with major content producers. These players also have established and ongoing agreements with advertising agencies... purchase to read more


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What is the Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting Industry?

Companies in the industry are primarily engaged in free-to-air television broadcasting of visual content. Firms also transmit visual programming to affiliated television stations, which then broadcast programs on a pre-determined schedule. Industry operators broadcast television programs at no cost to consumers.

Industry Products
Metropolitan commercial TV station operationRegional commercial TV station operationPublic TV station operationCommunity and other TV station operation
Industry Activities
Commercial free-to-air TV network operationPublic or government free-to-air TV network operationCommunity or volunteer free-to-air TV network operationTelevision broadcasting station operation

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