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

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

Tuning out: Pay-TV and online platforms lure viewers away from the industry

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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. Greater audiences on these pay-TV channels and online media platforms have compounded these issues, as advertisers typically seek to target the largest possible audiences. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decrease at a compound annual rate of 0.5% over the five years through 2014-15... purchase to read more

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The industry has struggled over the past five years due to ongoing structural changes and competition from alternative forms of digital media. Industry performance is heavily dependent on advertising revenue from media buying agencies, as services are provided to viewers free of charge, so broadcasters do not receive revenue from subscription fees. The total minutes of TV that audiences watch also affects performance, as advertising agencies typically pay more to promote products and services during prime-time TV broadcasts that have greater audiences. Free-to-air TV networks have also battled against the growing density of pay-TV subscriptions and the popularity of online viewing platforms... 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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