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THEFUTUREOF
TELEVISION
BROADCASTING
JULIE FLYNN CEO FREE TV
DISCUSSION TODAY
1) BROADCAST EVOLUTION
2) DIFFERENCES - BROADCASTING AND TELCOMS SPECTRUM
3) INTERNATIONAL APPROACHES
4) ...
RADCOMS 2014
• IMPORTANCE OF FREE-TO-AIR TV
• OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRODUCTION SECTOR
• UNREGULATED AND UNTAXED COMPETIT...
LAST 18 MONTHS
 ADOPTION OF MPEG4
 1 MILLION FREEVIEW PLUS
 OTT SERVICES A REALITY
 A SINGLE LICENSING FRAMEWORK
 TEL...
FREE TV TODAY
• 13 MILLION AUSTRALIANS WATCH FREE TV EVERY DAY
• NEARLY ALL AUSTRALIAN HOMES RELY ON FREE TV
• MAJORITY OF...
Domestic content spend by commercial
free-to-air TV (last 5 years)
Spend on local content by industry
(FY 2014)
FREE TV IN...
INTERNATIONALLY
• CONTENT OBLIGATIONS WITH LOW OR NO LICENCE FEES
• SPECTRUM FEES BASED ON AN ADMINISTRATIVE MODEL
6.33
1.38
0.42 0.30 0.26 0.25 0.25 0.09 0.06 0.04
A$ cents / MHz / Pop by country
IMPLICATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA
• REGULATION NO LONGER FIT FOR PURPOSE
• HANDICAPPED IN OUR ABILITY TO INVEST AND INNOVATE
• GL...
LICENCE FEE REFORM AND A SENSIBLE
FRAMEWORK FOR SPECTRUM CHARGING
IS URGENTLY NEEDED
LICENCE FEES WERE LIKE THE
ORIGINAL SUPER PROFITS TAX …
OBVIOUSLY THINGS HAVE
CHANGED A HECK OF A LOT
SINCE THEN …
WE’VE I...
BROADCASTING SPECTRUM IS DIFFERENT
• BROADCASTING APPARATUS LICENCES & TV LICENCES ARE TIED
• BROADCASTERS SUBJECT TO A RA...
AN INAPPROPRIATE SPECTRUM CHARGE WOULD
CONTINUE TO SHACKLE AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTERS
AND LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO COMPETE AND IN...
SPECTRUM PRESSURES
• HAVE LESS SPECTRUM (OPERATING BELOW 694MHz)
• CO-CHANNEL INTERFERENCE ISSUES
• IMPACTS MILLIONS OF VI...
USING CURRENT SPECTRUM
• MAIN CHANNELS IN HD – THE NEW DEFAULT
• ULTRA HD IN THE WINGS
• EXPLORING DVBT-2 AND HEVC
BROADCASTERS NEED:
• REGULATION FIT FOR THE MODERN AGE
• REMOVAL OF LICENCE FEES
• FLEXIBILITY TO CONTINUE TO INVEST AND I...
THEFUTUREOF
TELEVISION
BROADCASTING
JULIE FLYNN, CEO, FREE TV
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Session 3 2 julie flynn free tv

  1. 1. THEFUTUREOF TELEVISION BROADCASTING JULIE FLYNN CEO FREE TV
  2. 2. DISCUSSION TODAY 1) BROADCAST EVOLUTION 2) DIFFERENCES - BROADCASTING AND TELCOMS SPECTRUM 3) INTERNATIONAL APPROACHES 4) IMPLICATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA: • WHAT’S BEST FOR THE CONSUMER? • SETTING A FAIR PRICE FOR BROADCAST SPECTRUM • NEED FOR ACTION NOW
  3. 3. RADCOMS 2014 • IMPORTANCE OF FREE-TO-AIR TV • OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRODUCTION SECTOR • UNREGULATED AND UNTAXED COMPETITORS • USING OUR SPECTRUM MORE EFFICIENTLY
  4. 4. LAST 18 MONTHS  ADOPTION OF MPEG4  1 MILLION FREEVIEW PLUS  OTT SERVICES A REALITY  A SINGLE LICENSING FRAMEWORK  TELCOS AGITATING FOR MORE SPECTRUM  THE LAUNCH OF NETFLIX, STAN AND PRESTO
  5. 5. FREE TV TODAY • 13 MILLION AUSTRALIANS WATCH FREE TV EVERY DAY • NEARLY ALL AUSTRALIAN HOMES RELY ON FREE TV • MAJORITY OF VIEWING TIME SPENT WITH TV • BROADCASTERS UNDERWRITE THE PRODUCTION SECTOR • STILL SUBJECT TO THE MOST PUNITIVE LICENCE FEES
  6. 6. Domestic content spend by commercial free-to-air TV (last 5 years) Spend on local content by industry (FY 2014) FREE TV INVESTMENT IN LOCAL CONTENT
  7. 7. INTERNATIONALLY • CONTENT OBLIGATIONS WITH LOW OR NO LICENCE FEES • SPECTRUM FEES BASED ON AN ADMINISTRATIVE MODEL
  8. 8. 6.33 1.38 0.42 0.30 0.26 0.25 0.25 0.09 0.06 0.04 A$ cents / MHz / Pop by country
  9. 9. IMPLICATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA • REGULATION NO LONGER FIT FOR PURPOSE • HANDICAPPED IN OUR ABILITY TO INVEST AND INNOVATE • GLOBAL COMPETITORS HAVE AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE
  10. 10. LICENCE FEE REFORM AND A SENSIBLE FRAMEWORK FOR SPECTRUM CHARGING IS URGENTLY NEEDED
  11. 11. LICENCE FEES WERE LIKE THE ORIGINAL SUPER PROFITS TAX … OBVIOUSLY THINGS HAVE CHANGED A HECK OF A LOT SINCE THEN … WE’VE INDICATED THAT WE’RE PREPARED TO EXAMINE LICENCE FEES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COMING BUDGET. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE DOING. SENATOR THE HON MITCH FIEFIELD JAN 2016
  12. 12. BROADCASTING SPECTRUM IS DIFFERENT • BROADCASTING APPARATUS LICENCES & TV LICENCES ARE TIED • BROADCASTERS SUBJECT TO A RANGE OF REGULATIONS THAT DON’T APPLY TO ANY OTHER MEDIA PLATFORM  AUSTRALIAN CONTENT OBLIGATIONS  TIMEZONE RESTRICTIONS  ADVERTISING TIME LIMITS  RESTRICTIONS ON ADVERTISING CONTENT
  13. 13. AN INAPPROPRIATE SPECTRUM CHARGE WOULD CONTINUE TO SHACKLE AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTERS AND LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO COMPETE AND INNOVATE
  14. 14. SPECTRUM PRESSURES • HAVE LESS SPECTRUM (OPERATING BELOW 694MHz) • CO-CHANNEL INTERFERENCE ISSUES • IMPACTS MILLIONS OF VIEWERS
  15. 15. USING CURRENT SPECTRUM • MAIN CHANNELS IN HD – THE NEW DEFAULT • ULTRA HD IN THE WINGS • EXPLORING DVBT-2 AND HEVC
  16. 16. BROADCASTERS NEED: • REGULATION FIT FOR THE MODERN AGE • REMOVAL OF LICENCE FEES • FLEXIBILITY TO CONTINUE TO INVEST AND INNOVATE  AUSTRALIAN VIEWERS  BENEFITS LOCAL PRODUCTION INDUSTRY  ENSURING A STRONG AND AUTHENTIC LOCAL VOICE
  17. 17. THEFUTUREOF TELEVISION BROADCASTING JULIE FLYNN, CEO, FREE TV

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