Radio Broadcasting in Australia: Market Research Report

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Radio Broadcasting Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5610 | Feb 2016

Buffering: Advertisers follow listeners to new digital platforms, constraining industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Radio 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.

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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 Radio Broadcasting industry's performance has been fairly subdued over the past five years, due to rising competition from a range of alternative media platforms, particularly online and cloud-based platforms. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of just 1.4% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $1.62 billion. Following a fall in 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to rebound by 2.2% in 2015-16 due to growth in commercial advertising revenue.

The introduction of digital radio has been one of the largest technological advancements in the industry over the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the declining stage of its economic life cycle. Most radio broadcasters generate the majority of their revenue from advertising, but other media platforms such as free-to-air television and pay television broadcasters, and newspaper and magazine publishers compete for a share of this advertising expenditure. In addition, many media buying agencies have sought to advertise online over the past five years due to the popularity, convenience and accessibility of accessing content using online platforms.

Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy. IVA is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.1% over the 10 years through 2020-21... purchase to read more


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What is the Radio Broadcasting Industry?

Companies in the industry are primarily engaged in broadcasting audio signals to transmit aerial programming. Broadcasters include commercial, community and public operations. Firms that broadcast content exclusively on the internet are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Metropolitan commercial radio broadcastsRegional commercial radio broadcastsCommunity radio broadcastsPublic radio broadcasts
Industry Activities
Radio network operation (including satellite radio)Radio station operationLive content production for radio

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