The Australian Media Forum#2 Sydney, Australia

News from The Australian Media Forum#2: 3rd July 2003
Next Generation TV - The New Battleground

Media Man Australia promoted this event in an online capacity on in addition to attending the forum.

Greg questioned Kim Williams, FOXTEL CEO, on the future of FOXTEL ITV (Interactive TV), given that Greg saw the demise of the ITV service whilst working for Optus ITV. Greg also raised the extent of subscriber TV illegal STU's (set top units), known as "dial a Mexican", in America. The transcripts and full answers to these questions and more will be available on this website in the coming weeks.

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The forum was a heated affair, with insults flying back and forward between the panelists and audience.

One gets the feeling that the battle between between Australian free-to-air networks and subscriber TV is far from over. Stay tuned for updates.

Thank you to the staff at The Australian, for making this event and coverage possible.

To read articles about this historic event, read on:

Heavies get down and dirty at Media Forum, by Geoff Elliot

Get a grip, sport: pay TV chief, by Geoff Elliot

Mark Westfield: Networks put boot into pay-TV's battle for the box

Digital D-Day, by Jane Schulze: 3rd July 2003

Leckie, Williams slug it out at TV forum, by Danielle Veldre (B&T Marketing & Media)

Media bosses debate digital technology, Karen Tso (ABC: Business Breakfast)

Links to Australian Media websites:

The Australian: Media

ABC: Media Watch


Australian Broadcasting Authority

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