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Radio Broadcasting in Australia: Market Research Report

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Radio Broadcasting Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5610 | Nov 2016

Turning the dial: Online and cloud-based platform popularity constrains revenue growth

The Radio Broadcasting market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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. The introduction of digital radio was expected to be a new growth avenue for the industry, but this medium has struggled to expand in an environment where portable computing and increasing internet accessibility have been significantly influencing consumers' entertainment choices. The prevalence and accessibility of smartphones and tablets have prompted growth in podcasts that can be listened to at any time, and audio streaming services through websites and applications such as Pandora, Spotify and SoundCloud... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Radio Broadcasting industry is highly concentrated. In 2016-17, the industry's four largest players – Southern Cross Media, the ABC, APN News & Media and Nova Entertainment – are expected to account for 70.9% of industry revenue. These major players typically operate several radio stations throughout metropolitan and regional Australia. The industry's high level of concentration is similar to other traditional media industries within Australia, such as the Newspaper Publishing industry and the Free-To-Air Television Broadcasting industry. Although Australia is a geographically expansive country, regional differences from state to state are often negligible... purchase to read more


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What is the Radio Broadcasting Industry?

Companies in the industry broadcast 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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