Australia Digital TV News

Australia to introduce 'prominence framework' for local broadcast services
Nov 29, 2023 – The Australian Government is to introduce 'must carry' obligations to reduce the risk of FTA broadcasting services being crowded out by larger, international services operating in the Australian market.
News categories: Australian Government, Australia, Digital TV, Regulation, Smart TV, UX

Foxtel selects Kantar for STB return path audience measurement
Oct 26, 2023 – Foxtel Media has selected Kantar to deliver a new audience measurement service, ingesting data collected from Foxtel subscribers’ set top boxes using return path data technology.
News categories: Foxtel Media, Kantar, Mark Frain, Keld Nielsen, Advertising, Australia, Digital TV, Set Top Box

Foxtel announces Hubbl plugin device and Hubbl Glass TV
Oct 26, 2023 – Foxtel has announced Hubbl, bringing together paid and free streaming entertainment via a plug-in device or a Hubbl Glass TV, all based on an entertainment OS backed by Comcast and Sky.
News categories: Foxtel, Australia, Digital TV, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Streaming, TV OS

TVNZ partners with Qvest for OTT streaming implementation
Aug 29, 2023 – TVNZ has launched an OTT streaming platform for live sports broadcasting with Qvest. As the systems integrator, Qvest orchestrated the project with selected technology partners.
News categories: Qvest, TVNZ, Thomas Grandoch, Kym Niblock, Australia, Content Distribution, Digital TV, New Zealand, Streaming

Foxtel Media selects Magnite as programmatic ad partner for BINGE
Jul 5, 2023 – Magnite (Nasdaq:MGNI) has been chosen by Foxtel Media to enable programmatic advertising on BINGE's ad-supported tier, providing access to ad inventory on CTV and OTT platforms.
News categories: Magnite, Foxtel Media, Juliette Stead, Chris Oxley, Advertising, Australia, Digital TV, Streaming

Australia SVOD service revenue to grow at 8.2% CAGR over 2022-2027
Jun 20, 2023 – According to GlobalData, SVOD revenue in Australia is expected to increase from $1.9bn in 2022 to $2.8bn in 2027, driven by healthy growth in subscriptions, and a steady rise in ARPU.
News categories: GlobalData, Australia, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming

MySatGo taps Interra Systems for linear and OTT service monitoring
Mar 30, 2023 – Interra Systems has announced that MySatGo is using its ORION suite to monitor its linear and OTT services across all locations to ensure audio-video quality while receiving reports for its live and VOD channels.
News categories: Interra Systems, MySatGo, Anupama Anantharaman, Imad Alawawdeh, Australia, Canada, Digital TV, Middle-East, QoE

Foxtel reports subscriber highlights for quarter ending December 31, 2022
Feb 9, 2023 – News Corp has released subscriber highlights for the Foxtel Group. Total streaming subscribers reached 2.758 million (2.678 million paid), up 25% Y-o-Y. Foxtel residential broadcast subscribers declined to 1.401 million.
News categories: News Corp, Foxtel, Robert Thomson, Susan Panuccio, Australia, Cable TV, Digital TV, Results, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers

Australian survey finds 39% of respondents may be consuming content unlawfully
Feb 10, 2023 – Research conducted in Australia for the Attorney-General's Department has revealed that 61% of respondents consumed content lawfully, while 39% consumed at least some content in ways that were likely to be unlawful.
News categories: Attorney-General's Department, Australia, Content Protection, Digital TV, Market Research