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

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Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5621 | Jun 2014

Tuning out: Revenue drops as audiences shift to pay TV and online media

IBISWorld’s Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting industry has struggled over the past five years. The global financial crisis resulted in a conservative mindset from consumers and businesses, which limited the amount of advertising revenue generated by free-to-air TV networks. Revenue was also influenced by the penetration of pay-TV services, as available audience sizes for free-to-air TV broadcasters were limited. Competition from online digital media has also contributed to the industry's poor performance, as more viewers streamed TV programs online. While pay-TV penetration has stalled, the internet has become a go-to destination for alternative forms of video media, with websites such as YouTube providing legal video viewing platforms... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry establishments tend to be located with a similar distribution as Australia's overall population. For example, Victoria and Western Australia are estimated to account for 23.1% and 10.5% of industry establishments respectively in 2013-14, while having 24.8% and 10.9% shares of overall population. However, New South Wales and Queensland have disproportionate establishment numbers compared to their population distribution. New South Wales is estimated to comprise 46.2% of free-to-air TV stations in 2013-14, while only having a 32.0% share of population. New South Wales tends to have greater sales of retail items, houses, insurance policies, cars and banking and financial services, which account for a majority of advertising expenditure in the industry... purchase to read more


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

Companies in the industry primarily engage 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. Television programs provided by industry operators are made available 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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