Australia - Digital Media - IPTV - Major Players

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Australia - Digital Media - IPTV - Major Players

The telcos were the first cabs off the rank once they began to understand what they could do with the internet. However, they then became entangled in their vertically-integrated business models, trying to be all things to all people.

The other problem has been that all players launched their own proprietary systems and tried to negotiate their own exclusive content deals with movie and sport providers.

Independent content providers were not provided with an economically viable business offering by the telcos, who preferred to enter this new market on their own, through portal and walled garden' offerings. This forced the new players to develop the market independently, with Over-The-Top and apps solutions, thus bypassing the telcos as much as possible.

The clear winner has been YouTube, but other specialised video entertainment companies, including the broadcasters, have also performed significantly better in the video entertainment market.

With more widespread high speed broadband available, the prospect of new business models on the NBN and a new look at Triple Play models is putting IPTV back on the agenda.

A re-launch of the Telstra T-box, the arrival of FetchTV and new plans from Quickflix and Netflix will lead the revival of this market.

Key developments:

Apps for IPTV, VoD, video-on-demand, video podcast, online video, DVD, Mobile TV, online streaming, Quickflix company turmoil sees a restructure; Netflix to launch in March 2015.

Companies mentioned:

Telstra, Optus, Internode, TransACT, TPG, engin, FOXTEL, VOD, Quickflix, Netflix, ABC, Ninemsn, Yahoo!7TV, Hulu, iiNet, SBS, Seven Media, AARNet, Apple, BBC, FetchTV, Getflix, Google TV, Hoyts, Netbay, Tabcorp, Ten Network, YouTube

1. Synopsis
2. Introduction
4. AARNet
5. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
5.1 iView
5.2 Digital online viewing
5.3 Backtracked Wikimedia Commons streaming
6. Apple TV
7. BBC iPlayer
7.1 Launched in Australia
8. FetchTV
8.1 Overview
8.2 Product offering
8.2.. Mobile TV
8.3 Moving into retail
8.4 New STB to challenge Foxtel
8.5 Non IP Multicast trials
9.1 Foxtel Play and Foxtel Go
9.2 Presto
9.3 Video on demand
10. Free-to-Air TV stations
11. Getflix
12. Google
12.. Chromecast
12.2 Android TV
13. Hoyts stream
14. Hulu
14.1.. Ad blocking technology
15. iiNet
15.2 Overview
16. Netbay IPTV
17. Netflix
18. Ninemsn
18.. (MI9)
18.2 Online, widgets and apps
18.3 Catch-up TV moving forward to FIXPLay
19. Optus TV
19.1 Optus Tv featuring FOXTEL
19.2 OptusTV with fetch
20. Quickflix
20.1 Company overview
20.2 Quickflix update March 2014
20.3 Nine buys Quickflix stake
20.4 New Zealand
20.5 Reorganisation 2012/2013
20.6 Quickflix on TiVo in Australia and New Zealand
20.7 Acquisitions, Finance and content deal
20.7.. Telstra BigPond's
20.7.. Guaranty Finance Investors
20.7.. Microsoft
20.7.. Kogan
20.7.. BBC
20.7.. TiVo
20.8 Quickflix in New Zealand
21. Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
21.1 SBS on demand
22. Seven Network
22.1 Overview
22.2 Seven to introduce HbbTV
23. Stream Co - Stan
24. Tabcorp
25. Telstra BigPond Media
25.1 Background
25.2 Telstra to axe its T-Box
25.3 BigPond Movies
25.3.. T-Box and Video on Demand
25.3.. Foxtel on T-Box
25.3.. DVDs
25.4 Mobile TV
25.5 BigPond Sport
25.6 BigPond TV
25.7 BigPond Music
25.8 Telstra's complex convergence strategy (historic)
26. Ten Network
26.1 Background
26.2 Content sharing, apps and sport
27. TPG
27.1 Yahoo!7 T. Plus7
27.2 Seven West Media
28. VOD Pty Ltd
29. YouTube
30. IPTV for remote mining sites
31. IPT. market overview (separate report)
32. Related reports
Tabl. . Fetch TV subscribers 2012 - 2014
Tabl. . Hulu revenu. 2009- 2013
Tabl. . Quickflix subscriber. 2008 - 2014
Tabl. . Telstra Media Group financial result. 2012 - 2014
Tabl. . Telstra T-Box subscriber. 2011 - 2014
Exhibi. . Seven Network's digital media strategie. 2006 - 2012

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