Infodec Communications recently compiled ASTRA’s International Media Trends Report for the second quarter of 2013. The report highlights distribution trends, financial results, programming developments and more from subscription TV services in Australia and around the world.
Some of our findings include:
- Increased revenue for most STV services
- With the release of apps like Foxtel Go in Australia and similar services in the UK and USA, viewership on mobile devices has skyrocketed
- US television stations could soon see a relaxing of the FCC’s indecency policy
- Facebook is to launch newsfeed-based video advertising from July
- Youtube has exceeded 1 billion unique monthly visitors
Here are some great shows and movies to look out for:
- Game of Thrones (pictured, image courtesy of HBO), True Blood, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Dexter and Boardwalk Empire, Da Vinci’s Demons, The Walking Dead and Falling Skies will continue to be broadcast “Express from the US” throughout 2013 on Foxtel
- Foxtel’s new partnership with the BBC, Disney, and MGM means more great content, including The Avengers, Skyfall, Brave and The Hobbit
- US audiences will be able to watch the eagerly-awaited 4th season of Arrested Development exclusively on Netflix
- UK audiences will be treated to a “groundbreaking” 3D panda documentary, and Tesco Clubcard members will have exclusive access to a new TV streaming service
You can read the full report here.
The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) is the peak body that represents the subscription television industry in Australia. ASTRA actively represents the industry on regulatory and policy issues, represents its members in the media, conducts conferences and forums and organises the annual ASTRA Awards that celebrate and recognise the diversity, quality and continued growth of the industry in Australia