Australian broadcaster Seven West Media plans to create a "broadcast to broadband" operation next year, leveraging IPTV technology and the country's national broadband network to deliver its over-the-air service over the Internet.
Australian telco Telstra plans to use a T-Box personal video recorder unit as the linchpin and a strengthened relationship with content provider Foxtel to make its IPTV service the lever that pries more revenue from a legacy mobile and fixed line subscriber base.
Australian researchers are working with Ericsson's IPTV platform technology on a proof of concept that uses IPTV to deliver tailored educational video content to people with diabetes.
The University of Melbourne's Shepparton, Australia campus is taking a bite out of the dental education process by using high-speed broadband and IPTV--including HD and 3D video--to deliver dental education to regional Victoria.
Australia's Liberal-National coalition political party has proposed an alternative plan for the country's National Broadband Network that would use fiber to the node, rather than fiber to the premises to deliver 25 Mbps speeds to the country's residents and businesses.
Australia's National Broadband Network has suffered a setback with the buildout falling 10 weeks behind schedule due to what it says is a lack of qualified workers and "ambitious" targets.
Australians are stepping up to IPTV and away from traditional video stores in a trend that will accelerate in 2013 thanks to "far more aggressive bundling strategies from telcos," according to Scott Lorsen, CEO of IPTV provider FetchTV.
Southern Cross, a submarine cable operator offering service between Australia and the United States, on Monday revealed that it plans to deploy 100G transmission equipment and reduce service prices.
IPTV is going in different directions for different Australian providers. IPTV and online DVD rental player Quickflix said it would slash one third of its workforce amid a series of restructuring moves. Almost simultaneously, telco Telstra said it would expand its IPTV content deals.
Internode, an Australian competitive service provider that now operates as a subsidiary of iiNet, on Monday debuted three new quad-play service bundles offering consumers broadband, IPTV, wireless, and PSTN service for AUS 99 (USD 103) a month.