Radio Broadcasting in Australia: Market Research Report

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Radio Broadcasting Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5610 | Jul 2014

Tuning out: The industry faces competition from podcasts and music streaming platforms

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry comprises all radio broadcasters, including government, commercial broadcasters and community radio broadcasters, but excludes online-only operators. In 2014-15, IBISWorld expects the Radio Broadcasting industry to generate revenue of $1.59 billion, representing growth of 0.8% from the previous year. Revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.2% over the five years through 2014-15. The introduction of digital radio has been one of the largest technological advancements in the industry over the past five years. Anticipated as a new avenue for the industry, this new medium has struggled in an environment where portable computing and increasing internet accessibility are influencing consumer entertainment choices... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry's enterprise locations are based primarily around population numbers, state physical area, and population spread. As New South Wales is a large state with a population that resides throughout most of the state, radio infrastructure is built to accommodate this population, and has led the state to number one in enterprise numbers. As Queensland and Victoria also have higher population numbers, they also command significant proportions of enterprise numbers.

The head offices of the major industry operators tend to be located in the metropolitan areas. There tends to be fewer AM and FM radio licences on issue in metropolitan areas... purchase to read more


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What is the Radio Broadcasting Industry?

Enterprises in this industry are broadcasters of content on an issued and licensed radio frequency. Broadcasters include both commercial and public operations. The provision of news, music and personality radio services and the production of these radio programs are included in the industry.

Industry Products
Metropolitan commercial radioRegional commercial radioCommunity radioPublic radio
Industry Activities
Radio network operation (including satellite radio)Radio station operationLive content production for radio

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