Industry body ThinkTV has announced the total TV advertising revenue figures for the six months to December 31, 2018.
The total TV market including metropolitan free-to-air, regional free-to-air and subscription TV recorded combined revenues of $2.08 billion, which was 4.56 per cent lower than comparable revenues for the same six months a year earlier.
In the December half, the advertising market for metropolitan free-to-air and subscription-television fell by 3.97 per cent to $1.70 billion versus the same period a year earlier.
Broadcast video on demand (BVOD) advertising revenues – which include advertising revenues from online catch-up services and the live online streaming of TV over the internet – grew by 42.95 per cent in the six months to December 2018 versus the same period a year earlier. This was aided by the prodigious growth of BVOD platforms such as Foxtel Now, 9Now, 7plus and 10 Play.
ThinkTV chief executive Kim Portrate said the performance of total TV revenues reflected the weaker overall advertising market versus the same period a year earlier due to cyclical factors such as the same-sex marriage plebiscite in 2017, the absence of the Ashes Test Series in 2018, and the Hayne Royal Commission throughout 2018.
“The Total TV figures represent a respectable performance in challenging market conditions for all media, particularly given the tougher comparisons in the last half due the return to growth of the free-to-air metropolitan market in the six months to December 2017,” said Portrate.
“TV is proven as the most effective advertising platform and is committed to becoming more effective by giving advertisers new ways to connect with customers. The remarkable growth in BVOD revenue – which doubled in pace versus the same period last year – and new addressable TV advertising products are just two examples of this commitment.”
The Australian Made logo has confirmed its international appeal, with new Horizon Consumer Science research finding 97 per cent of overseas consumers have a positive first impression of the iconic green and gold kangaroo. The research, which was carried out in six diverse export markets, found that more than two thirds (70 per cent) of […]
Dulux has appointed DDB Melbourne as its sole creative and strategy agency following a competitive pitch. As a result of the appointment, the agency will lead strategy and creative for Dulux’s Decorative paints and coatings portfolio of brands, including Dulux, British Paints, and Berger. Dulux GM of Marketing, Strategy & Growth, Richard Hansen said: “Previously […]
Candice Ayad has worked with strong, powerful women leaders. But they lacked two fundamental qualities in their leadership, which, she says, will be critical within businesses going forward. The Women in Media Awards, presented by Are Media, are just days away, with the best of Australian media set to be recognised and celebrated for their […]
B2B marketers could learn a thing or two from their B2C colleagues, argues WP Engine VP APAC sales Mark Randall in this guest post. It surprises me how many B2B organisations are not quite hitting the mark when it comes to reaching their audience. When talking directly to businesses, many brands are missing an opportunity […]