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 […]

Netflix: Luxembourg and Spain make gains in ISP Speed Index, new Sydney office announced

Netflix has unveiled its ISP Speed Index for May, with Luxembourg and Spain making significant gains. The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a monthly update from the company on which internet service providers (ISPs) are best equipped to deal with streaming the service’s content at peak hours. Luxembourg and Spain rose five spots to 4th […]

Roy Morgan cites huge opportunity for Apple TV+ in Australia

New research from Roy Morgan Research makes encouraging reading for Apple as it prepares to launch streaming TV service Apple TV+ in Australia later this year. Although RMR describes the market as crowded, it says the potential is “huge”. According to RMR: “Over 17 million (83.4% of Australians 14+) currently access streaming video services or […]

Acorn TV expands to 30 countries

Acorn TV, the US streaming service specialising in British television, is expanding into 30 countries, including India and Australia. The SVOD service, which was launched in the US and Canada in 2011, is now also available for US$4.99 a month in Spain, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Venezuela and the Bahamas, among […]

Australia’s Network 10 teams up with CBS for All Access SVOD

Australia’s Network 10 has teamed up with CBS to launch a version of the US network’s subscription video-on-demand service, CBS All Access. The new service, 10 All Access, has launched with 7,000 episodes of content from CBS and 10 available to Australian viewers for A$9.99 a month, with the first month free for new subscribers. […]

Australia’s Nine Network reveals post-Fairfax restructure

Nine Network has revealed the executive structure that will be in place after its merger with Fairfax Media, set to be completed on 7 December. The merger will see Nine take a 51.1% stake in Fairfax and gain a string of Fairfax-owned newspapers as well as the 50% stake in streamer Stan that it does not currently […]

Futuresource: Australian SVOD homes to overtake pay TV this year

By the end of 2018, Australia is set to become the first country where the number of SVOD households overtakes pay TV homes in any market worldwide, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the uptake of SVOD is expected to reach 6.1 million subscriptions by the end of 2018, following “impressive growth” […]