The Free-to-Air broadcast industry in Australia now is digital' only after the conversion from analogue transmission eventually ceased in December 2013. The digital conversion process started back in 2001 and now sees the all of the Free-to-Air broadcasters with many more stations than were only available in analogue.
In this report we provide an extensive overview of Australia's FTA broadcasting market.
We include in the report, overviews of all the major commercial and public broadcasters Nine Network, Seven Network, Network Ten, ABC, SBS, and the regional players, as well as an overview of community and indigenous broadcasting.
Commercial FTA broadcasting and additional digital TV channels released in 2013/14, digital TV, broadcasting funding, public broadcasters. Finally the availability of better features of catchup TV for mobile devices, tablets and computers will no doubt see an increase in the use of IPTV services. Revenue and financials of the commercial broadcasters are covered and a look at some of the datacasting services is previewed. The TEN network lays off staff and cancels some programs with the company financials are expected to lower towards 2015.
Companies covered in this report include:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), Seven, Nine Entertainment, TEN, Southern Cross, Prime Media, NBN, WIN, Indigenous Broadcasting, Southern Cross Austereo, Imparja, Community Broadcasters.