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Future Sport: Is sues in the mediation of sports programming via new media. Joanne Jacobs National Centre for Australian Studies. Scope of the paper. Influence of Pay TV on FTA History of Pay Introduction of DTV Streaming Media Next generation devices Media v Teams v Internet

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Future Sport: Issues in the mediation of sports programming via new media

Joanne Jacobs

National Centre for Australian Studies


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Scope of the paper

  • Influence of Pay TV on FTA

  • History of Pay

  • Introduction of DTV

  • Streaming Media

  • Next generation devices

  • Media v Teams v Internet

  • Live v On-Demand


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Influence of Pay TV on FTA

  • No loss of existing audience share to FTAs (only loss of potential)

  • Globally the audience figures for FTA sports programming is reducing as market choices become more plentiful

  • Pay TV is now old technology. While rights are still being negotiated, new vehicles for content transmission are emerging.


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History of Pay TV in Australia

  • Anti-siphoning laws

  • Adoption of Pay TV has been strong

    • By late 2000, close to 20% of Australian population have the capacity to connect to Pay services, and 50% of homes with Pay connected actually watch. (SOURCE: A C Nielsen)

  • Pay TV dedicated sports programming initiatives

    • Optus’ AFL Channel

    • FOX Sports


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Pay TV Statistics

  • In 2000, there were approximately 1.3 million subscribers to Pay TV

    • AUSTAR: 430,000

    • FOXTEL: 670,000

    • OPTUS: 220,000(SOURCE: Paul Budde Communications)

  • People with PAY TV are more likely to watch pay services than FTA

    • 70-75% of viewing time spent on Pay TV

    • 43% of Pay viewers spend 15 hours a week watching Pay TV(SOURCES: FOXTEL, AUSTAR & XYZ Research)


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Pay TV Information

  • While adoption has seemed slow, the actual penetration of Pay has been relatively strong

  • Penetration in Sydney and Melbourne is approximately 17%. Paul Budde notes that “more and better initiatives will be needed to reach the 20-25% penetration level”.

  • Sport represents one of three key attractors to Pay TV


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Introduction of Digital TV

  • No participation from Pay TV players

  • No multichannelling for the FTAs (so no dedicated sports channels)

  • Limited enhanced programming (Eg: end of a cricket match whilst news services are also being broadcast)

  • Rise and fall of datacasting


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Streaming media

  • Examples of streaming sports

    • Cricket audio on ABC site (live)

    • AFL audio (delayed, on demand)

    • AFL video (delayed, on demand)

  • Issues that have emerged

    • Do broadcasters have rights to netcast?

    • Who has rights to streaming content after the event?

  • Streaming growth (ADSL and cable penetration)


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Next generation devices

  • Sports results delivered to a mobile device

    • Requires partnerships between mobile phone carriers and sports broadcasters

    • Internet connectivity for Palm Pilot™ or other personal organiser device

  • Digital television technologies

    • Datacasting / iTV (if it is reinstated)

    • Personal Video Recorders in advanced receivers (which remove advertisements)


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Media v Teams v Internet

  • Media recognise the threat of market fragmentation due to competition provided by new vehicles for content delivery

  • Teams/Organisations feel entitled to profit consolidation from website-driven, on-demand streaming content

  • Syndicators (broadcasters) do not often have web rights

  • Licences for international distribution need to be established for online content


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Live v. On-Demand

  • Pay TV and FTA have live coverage advantages. They also have the advantage of infotainment value-addition (FAQ sheets, merchandising, and information services)

  • Datacasting, PVRs and Internet have on-demand advantage after the event

  • Rights for new technologies need not be bundled together but need to be cognizant of live v. on-demand privileges


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Conclusions

  • Influence of Pay TV on FTA has been minimal in the broadcast of sport, due to anti-siphoning laws and due to slow adoption of (loss-making) dedicated services

  • As more vehicles for transmission of content emerge, effects of next generation devices are likely to be more profound on both FTA and Pay services


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Conclusions

  • Rights for mediation of sports events now involve not merely the controlling authority of a sport, but also the continuing rights of teams, players and sporting grounds/facilities

  • Pay TV and FTA have the opportunity to invest in high-fidelity sports programming, and associated merchandising, while ‘low-bandwidth’ players can target niche interests


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Contact details:

Joanne Jacobs

National Centre for Australian Studies

Monash University

Ph: (03) 9905 9091

Fax: (03) 9905 5238

Mob: 0419 131 077

Email: [email protected]

Internet: http://joannejacobs.net/


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