Bad reception: The continued rise of digital content platforms has reduced industry revenue

The popularity of digital media has challenged the Television Broadcasting industry over the past five years. Free-to-air (FTA) TV networks, such as TVNZ and MediaWorks, and subscription-TV operators, such as Sky Network, have struggled to adapt to changing consumer preferences. Subscription video on demand (SVOD) services, such as US-based Netflix or locally owned Lightbox, provide consumers with an affordable and convenient platform to view TV programs and movies. SVOD's major advantage over live television is that it can be watched on various platforms at the viewer's convenience. Downstream media buying agencies have recognised these changing media consumption habits and have increasingly moved advertising towards social media, search engines and other forms of online more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Advertising revenue has migrated towards social media and other forms of online content
  • TV networks have focused on offering premium content over the past five years, such as live sport
  • Anticipated media mergers have the potential to shake up the sector over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Changing content consumption habits among New Zealanders have challenged the Television Broadcasting industry’s prominence in the media landscape. The introduction of subscription video on demand (SVOD) services, such as Netflix, and the rollout of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network have made it convenient for consumers to view TV shows and films on digital media platforms. The rising number of competitors in the broader media sector has increased the cost of acquiring TV and film content for syndication, further reducing profit margins for TV networks. Free-to-air (FTA) TV networks have struggled with falling advertising returns, while pay-TV operators have contended with increased competition from low-cost digital content providers. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Television Broadcasting Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Television Broadcasting are:

  • Having a large supply contract
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Market research and understanding
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Internet subscribers and Business confidence index in the Television Broadcasting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Television Broadcasting in New Zealand Industry?

    The industry includes firms that broadcast visual content on free-to-air television or on a subscription basis, which is often through a digital terrestrial broadcast, satellite or cable. The industry excludes revenue derived from subscription video on demand and internet protocol television services that are transmitted online.

    Industry Products
  • Subscription television network operation
  • Free-to-air television network operation
  • Government-supported network operation
  • Industry Activities
  • Free-to-air TV network and station operation
  • Cable and satellite TV network and station operation
  • Free-to-air TV broadcasting service
  • Subscription TV broadcasting service
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Internet subscribers
  • Business confidence index
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • TV operating structure
  • Digital interruptions
  • Program acquisitions
  • Sky and Vodafone blocked merger
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Program acquisition and distribution
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Television Broadcasting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Television Broadcasting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motion Picture and Video Production in New Zealand
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Subscription television network operation
  • Free-to-air television network operation
  • Government-supported network operation
  • Chart: Television Broadcasting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Programs
  • Digital media

  • Major Markets
  • Households
  • Advertising agencies
  • New Zealand Government
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Television Broadcasting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Television Broadcasting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Television Broadcasting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sky Network Television Limited, Television New Zealand Limited, Mediaworks Investments Limited,
  • Table: Sky Network Television Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Television New Zealand Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Mediaworks Investments Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Television Broadcasting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Television Broadcasting Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Internet Protocol Television
  • TV services provided via the internet in real time.
  • Premium Content
  • TV shows, movies or sports programs that often attract high ratings due to their perceived quality.
  • Subscription Video On Demand
  • Subscription video on demand services that allow viewers to watch content at a time of their choosing.
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