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Australia: Home entertainment subs soar

The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted home entertainment subscription services in Australia according to research from emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte. Australians added 5.6 million new subscriptions to the end of June 2020, an increase of 18 per cent from a year ago. This growth was across streaming video on demand (SVoD), streaming music and games-related […]

August 17, 2020

Foxtel launching LMN in Australia

Foxtel is expanding its movie offering with the launch of LMN (Lifetime Movie Netwok) from global media company A+E Networks; exclusive to Foxtel subscribers in Australia from September 1st. LMN is an entertainment destination for women, featuring inspired made for television movie programming. LMN films tell both fictional and real-life stories steeped in drama and […]

August 3, 2020

Optus secures Foxtel until 2031 

Australian satellite operator Optus has renewed its relationship with broadcaster Foxtel and agreed extensions to its existing contracts until 2031. Optus is Australia’s largest satellite operator, and a statement from the company talks of “agreed efficiencies” with Foxtel and which reaffirms Optus and its position over Australia and New Zealand. “As we look to the […]

July 28, 2020By Chris Forrester

Australia: SVoD numbers soar during lockdown

Findings from  research firm Roy Morgan reveal that Australians were adding new subscription TV services at an astonishing rate during the lockdown period which started in late March. Almost 15.74 million Australians now have access to a subscription TV service, up 878,000 (+5.9 per cent) in only three months. All the major subscription TV services […]

July 21, 2020

Forecast: Covid-19 accelerates pay-TV decline in Australia

The total pay-TV services revenue in Australia is set to decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2 per cent from $2.6 billion in 2019 to $2.2 billion in 2024 due to the declining cable and DTH TV subscriptions and falling pay-TV average revenue per user (ARPU), according to GlobalData, a data and […]

July 10, 2020