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Digital Media - IPTV - Major Players - Australia

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.

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
8.2.1 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
12.1 Chromecast
12.2 Android TV
13. Hoyts stream
14. Hulu
14.1.1 Ad blocking technology
15. iiNet
15.2 Overview
16. Netbay IPTV
17. Netflix
18. Ninemsn
18.1 (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 New Zealand
20.4 Reorganisation 2012/2013
20.5 Quickflix on TiVo in Australia and New Zealand
20.6 Acquisitions, Finance and content deal
20.6.1 Telstra BigPond's
20.6.2 Guaranty Finance Investors
20.6.3 Microsoft
20.6.4 Kogan
20.6.5 BBC
20.6.6 TiVo
20.7 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. Tabcorp
24. Telstra BigPond Media
24.1 Background
24.2 BigPond Movies
24.2.1 T-Box and Video on Demand
24.2.2 Foxtel on T-Box
24.2.3 DVDs
24.3 Mobile TV
24.4 BigPond Sport
24.5 BigPond TV
24.6 BigPond Music
24.7 Telstra's complex convergence strategy (historic)
25. Ten Network
25.1 Background
25.2 Content sharing, apps and sport
26. TPG
26.1 Yahoo!7 TV Plus7
26.2 Seven West Media
27. VOD Pty Ltd
28. YouTube
29. IPTV for remote mining sites
30. IPTV market overview (separate report)
31. Related reports
Table 1 Fetch TV subscribers 2012 - 2014
Table 2 Hulu revenue 2009- 2013
Table 3 Quickflix subscribers 2008 - 2014
Table 1 Telstra Media Group financial results 2012 - 2014
Table 1 Telstra T-Box subscribers 2011 - 2014
Exhibit 1 Seven Network's digital media strategies 2006 - 2012

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