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Pay Television in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pay Television Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5622 | Dec 2014

Switching screens: Online platforms will remain a long-term threat for the industry

IBISWorld’s Pay Television market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 10-15
4.3%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
5,820
Businesses
13
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pay Television industry has performed strongly over the past five years due to increasing pay-TV penetration and greater subscription numbers. Industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.3% over the five years through 2014-15. Rising real household discretionary income has assisted financial performance over the past five years, as consumers have had more money to spend on non-essential services such as pay-TV subscriptions. This trend has also limited the number of cancelled subscriptions, further assisting industry operators. In addition, viewers have watched free-to-air TV networks less, demanding pay-TV subscriptions to receive a greater range of TV programs, films, sports telecasts and news programs... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

A high market share concentration characterises the industry. The industry's two major players alone are estimated to account for over 75.0% of total revenue in 2014-15. Foxtel, following its acquisition of Austar and joint programming deal with Optus, has access to an overwhelming majority of subscribers. Telstra also generates a sizeable portion of industry revenue through provision of its T-Box services.

There are also several very small niche firms that operate in the industry. iiNet Ltd provides cable pay-TV services in Canberra through its subsidiary TransACT. According to ABS data, in 2012-13 only three pay-TV networks had more than 200 staff and only 20 establishments generated more than $2.0 million in revenue... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Pay Television Industry?

Companies in the industry primarily broadcast TV programs on a subscription or fee basis. These services are generally delivered via cables or satellites. Online subscription TV services are not included in the industry.

Industry Products
TV programsSports programsChildren's programsDocumentariesFilmsNews and other programs
 
Industry Activities
Pay television network operationPay television broadcastingCable or satellite television network operationCable or satellite television broadcastingSubscription television broadcasting


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