Sports SVOD – Can Foxtel deliver a KO?

Sports SVOD – Can Foxtel deliver a KO?

Of all the video content genres, sport has the best reputation for delivering audience reach and a large number of viewers for traditional TV operators.But the rise of Sports SVOD and OTT platforms is threatening to undermine the established order. Foxtel has launched its standalone sports streaming service – Kayo Sports and signed up 100,000 subscribers within the first 3 months of launch.

Vocus 1H19 earnings update: Losses in both Consumer and Business

Vocus 1H19 earnings update: Losses in both Consumer and Business

On 27th February Vocus announced its 1H19 earnings. Revenue increased slightly but EBITDA and profits remain on a downward trend. Consumer and business segments saw large declines in revenue and SIOs. In a year of “resetting”, Vocus faces the difficult challenge of extracting value out of its fibre assets through enterprise projects and transforming its Consumer segment with a renewed focus on mobile and wireless.

Australian Telco Breakfast Roundtable


  • On 19 February 2018, Venture Insights conducted a telco industry breakfast roundtable (in Melbourne and Sydney) to discuss the following five key topics for 2019. The consensus view was that these topics are both inter-related and very dependent on government decisions and future policy. In that regard, Australia is seen as unique to the extent to which government policy has determined market structure in the telco industry.

Five key discussion topics for 2019

  • Will 5G leadership lead to market share gain and ARPU increases?

  • Will 2019 be the year of take-off for fixed wireless broadband substitution?

  • Will there be consolidation in the IoT market in 2019?

  • Will the Government announce its NBN sale strategy in 2019?

  • What will be the outcome of the proposed TPG – VHA merger?.

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