Ten worries eased as Foxtel buys 15% stake

Network Ten’s long search for a new financial investor led to Australian pay TV operator Foxtel acquiring a 15% stake in the Sydney-based broadcaster. Foxtel is investing up to A$77 million (US$59.5 million) in 513.3 million ordinary shares at A$0.15 a share for a stake in the free TV business. An agreement has been mooted […]

Australians switching to catch-up, on-demand

The amount of time the average Australian viewer spends watching TV is decreasing as they move to on-demand and catch-up services. TV viewing time fell to 89 hours and 28 minutes a month in the first quarter of 2015, compared to 93 hours and 16 minutes in the same period a year earlier. While live […]

Aussies watching more linear TV

Australians are watching more linear TV as well as viewing a greater amount of on-demand video on connected devices, according to new research from ratings agencies OzTAM, Regional TAM and Nielsen. The data covers 1Q14 and reveals that the average viewer watched 93 hours and 16 minutes of TV a month, a 37-minute increase on […]

Seven wins Aussie ratings war

Seven Network has won the annual ratings battle fought by Australia’s commercial channels, beating fierce rival Nine into second and Ten into third. Seven won a 40.2%overall share in the 2013 ratings year, comfortably ahead of Nine with 37.4%. Third-ranked Ten had a 22.4% share through the ratings year. Nine did win the most viewers […]

MasterChef Australia finale ratings hit all-time low

Three years after MasterChef Australia posted a record-breaking four million viewers, the Shine-produced show has scored just one million for the current season’s finale. According to OzTAM ratings data, just 1.06 million viewers tuned in to see the denouement of the cooking series on Network Ten, which meant Seven’s The X Factor and Nine’s Australia’s […]