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

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

IBISWorld’s Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 11-16
0.2%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
9,561
Businesses
18
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 - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry displays a medium level of capital intensity. In 2015-16, for every dollar spent as wages, an estimated $0.31 is invested in capital. Industry operators generally have relatively low labour expenses, as staff are only required in areas of operation including administration and selling of advertising time. However, on-air talent is required for news and sports broadcasting and these employees tend to receive higher average wages. Capital expenditure is primarily made on property such as TV studios and offices, and transmission and broadcasting equipment. Capital intensity has remained stable over the past five years... 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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