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FOXTEL is the largest subscription television provider in Australia, offering over 200 viewing channels. National coverage was secured in 2012 following the company's acquisition of AUSTAR. Company ownership is equally divided between Telstra and News Corporation, each with a 50% stake. News Corporation secured the Consolidated Media Holdings 25% holding in late 2012.

The subscription TV (STV) industry as a whole in Australia has had to deal with increased digital TV coverage areas and the subsequent growth in the number of FTA channels, as well as more widespread Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services from the growing availability of faster broadband services. More than 2.7 million homes had an STV service from FOXTEL by 2016.

Foxtel will continue to see declining ARPU as the proportion of its pay TV customers decline due to the migration to other Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) providers which have much lower ARPU.

FOXTEL has also moved into the SVOD arena in an effort to increase subscriber availability options. Although there has been steady growth in subscription TV services, in coming years customer viewing on the platform will have been greatly changed following the launch of services by OTT providers such as Presto, Stan and Netflix as well as SVoD options being marketed by FTA broadcasters.0
The launch of a bundled service of broadband, telephony and STV presents a major shift in the services that the company can provide for the consumer market. BuddeComm sees this as an important catch-up move to compete with the other ISPs that also provide bundled services.

This report provides an overview of FOXTEL, including financial data for FY2015, market trends, operational overviews and analysis.

Companies covered in this report include:

FOXTEL, AUSTAR, Optus, News Corporation, Telstra

1. Synopsis
2. Company information
2.1 Overview
3. Company analysis
4. Operational results
4.1 2016
4.2 2015
4.3 2014
4.4 2013
4.5 2012
4.6 2011
4.7 Subscriber statistics
4.8 Historic subscriber statistics
5. Financial results
5.1 FY 2016
5.2 FY 2015
5.3 FY 2014
5.4 FY 2013
5.5 FY 2012
5.6 FY 2011
6. Acquisitions, alliances and subsidiary companies
6.1 Acquisition of AUSTAR
7. Products and Services
7.1 Digital pay TV
7.2 Triple-play services
7.3 Satellite services
7.4 Foxtel Play and Foxtel Go
7.5 Presto
7.6 History of Video on demand
7.7 The iQ3 set-top box
7.8 Operating centres in Sydney and Melbourne
8. Company history
8.1 Brief timeline 1994 - 2015
9. Related reports
Table 1 Total FOXTEL and wholesale subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 2 Historic - FOXTEL and wholesale subscribers by annual change 2012 - 2014
Table 3 Historic - Subscriber annual churn rate 2002 - 2014
Table 4 Historic FOXTEL and wholesale subscribers 2002 - 2011
Table 5 Historic FOXTEL and wholesale subscribers by annual change 2003 - 2011
Table 6 Historic FOXTEL subscribers by type 2008 - 2011
Table 7 FOXTEL Key Financial Indicators 2015 - 2016
Table 8 FOXTEL Key Financial Indicators 2014 - 2015
Table 9 FOXTEL Revenue and Net Income 2012 - 2015
Table 10 FOXTEL - Revenue and Net Income (US$) 2012 - 2015
Table 11 FOXTEL monthly ARPU 2003 - 2016
Table 12 AUSTAR key operating and financial figures 2009 - 2012
Exhibit 1 FOXTEL at a glance
Exhibit 2 AUSTAR brief company history 1994 - 2012

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