Australian pay TV sector to see accelerated decline as a result of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is set to accelerate the decline of the pay TV sector in Australia, claims a new report. According to analytics firm Global Data, the total pay TV services revenue in Australia is set to decline at a CAGR of 3.2% from US$2.6 billion in 2019 to US$2.2 billion in 2024 due to […]

Foxtel to launch ‘home of HBO’ streaming offering next Monday

Australian pay TV group Foxtel has confirmed it is to launch its new streaming service on May 25 following its signing of a new multi-year contract with WarnerMedia that will see it become the exclusive Australian home of HBO. The streamer, which will offer over 10,000 hours of local and international drama and movies, according […]

Six Nations could move to coincide with Rugby Championship

Following its indefinite postponement as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Six Nations could move to coincide with the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship. According to a report from the Daily Telegraph, the organisers of the Six Nations are receptive to the idea of moving the tournament from its long standing February-March schedule to […]

Nvidia brings new Shield TV devices to Australia, talks up Apple deal

Graphics card maker Nvidia has launched the latest iterations of its Shield TV streaming device in Australia. Initially unveiled in late 2019, both the Shield TV and Shield TV Pro have been available internationally for some time but are just now launching down under. Built on Android TV, both units offer Dolby Atmos and Dolby […]

Over 70% of Australian houses use SVODs

In keeping with the global trend towards streaming, consumers in Australia are also adopting OTT services at a rapid pace.  According to a new study from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), an arm of the Australian government, 71% of Australians with a TV set in their homes used at least one paid video […]

SVOD to cross AUS$1 billion mark in Australia 

The SVOD market in Australia is set to break the AUS$1 billion for the first time in 2019.  According to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, the TV and video market in the country is on track to achieve a second consecutive year of growth, with consumer spend set to grow by 4%. David Sidebottom, […]

Australian SVOD take-up sees dramatic growth

Some 12.3 million Australians subscribe to SVOD services, far outnumbering those with pay TV, with 43% of households now taking multiple services, up from 30% last year, according to research by local technology analyst outfit Telsyte. According to Telsyte’s the number of subscription video-on-demand customers has jumped 29% in one year, meaning that 55% of […]

Australia reaches 14 million pay TV subscribers

Over half the Australian population pays for TV or SVOD services. According to new research from Roy Morgan, the level of access has risen by 7.9% year-over-year to reach 13,975,000 Australians (of 24.5 million citizens in the country). Netflix is the clear market leader with nearly 11.5 million Australians now having a Netflix subscription in […]

DAZN signs deal with Australian Optus

Sports group DAZN has struck a content distribution partnership with Australian telco Optus’ sports streaming service. DAZN’s newly launched cloud-native content distribution service, DAZN Connect, will deliver video IP back-up feeds to Optus Sport across its portfolio of sporting events. Optus Sports has rights to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Nations League […]

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