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  • June 25, 2020

    OptiComm acquisition strengthens Uniti’s competitive offer

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    Venture Insights performs periodic consumer surveys on mobile service and handset purchases across NZ.
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  • June 24, 2020

    European football – An opportunity to reset

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    The COVID-19 crisis is compounding the already grim revenue prospects for upcoming football rights sales in continental Europe
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  • June 22, 2020

    Online consumer reviews – Platforms reach for the stars

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    Online reviews are a vital input for consumer decision-making. However, reviews are easy to manipulate, and widespread fraud is undermining credibility and raising the issue of consumer protection
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  • June 19, 2020

    TalkTalk UK – Cost savings drive earnings in a challenging [...]

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    TalkTalk grew EBITDA by 10% in 2019/20, an impressive cost cutting driven result, with revenue and gross margin falling as the company struggles with the move to high speed
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  • June 18, 2020

    Insurtech White Paper Part III: Segments and Players in the Austr [...]

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    This report is the final report in a series by Venture Insights on the disruption in Insurtech, following on from reports on the global landscape and aspects of the Australian landscape.
  • June 17, 2020

    UK pandemic economy – The uncertain road ahead

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    In April, the first full month of lockdown, UK’s GDP fell by 20.4% month-on-month, the steepest decline on record, with further reduction expected in May. On 15 June, some non-essential premises re-open, but activity for the rest of the year will be depressed by social distancing—the UK’s recession in 2020 is certain to be the steepest on record
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  • June 16, 2020

    Australian Consumer Behavioural Survey – 2020 Part 3: Opportuni [...]

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    This survey report on working from home is the third of three reports based on a behavioural change survey conducted by Venture Insights and commissioned by NBN Co (completed 28th April 2020). The aim of the survey was to understand how new needs due to COVID-19 had changed consumer broadband and technology usage.
  • June 15, 2020

    UK Broadcast television – Troubling trends in lockdown

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    Even with lockdown continuing and competition for time still almost non-existent, linear viewing is heading back towards 2019 levels after its big, early boost
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  • June 11, 2020

    Mobile churn and buying behaviour of Australian consumers

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    Venture Insights performs an annual consumer survey on mobile service and handset purchases across Australia. It asks questions around willingness to pay, intentions to switch service providers and handsets, and key factors responsible for this switching. We also ask which service provider the respondents are switching to, and thus determine the service providers that will gain or lose from this churn. Our latest survey was conducted in March 2020 for Australia, and the key findings have been presented here. In this report, the term MVNO includes resellers such as Belong, Boost, Lebara and Virgin Mobile that are subsidiaries of MNOs or owned by them.
  • June 4, 2020

    Women and UK TV – Insights from our conference in December [...]

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    In the past five decades, women have acquired an unparalleled financial autonomy by participating in higher education, joining the workforce and becoming entrepreneurs, despite still present barriers
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  • June 2, 2020

    Australian Consumer Behavioural Survey – 2020 Part 2: Emerging [...]

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    This survey report on working from home is the second of three reports based on a behavioural change survey conducted by Venture Insights and commissioned by NBN Co (completed 28th April 2020).
  • May 29, 2020

    Quibi – Adjusting expectations

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    For an unproven service to attract 1.3 million active users in its first five weeks is impressive. But by its own account, Quibi’s launch underwhelmed
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  • May 27, 2020

    Australian Consumer Behavioural Survey – 2020 Part 1: Working [...]

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    This survey report on working from home is the first of three reports based on a behavioural change survey conducted by Venture Insights and commissioned by NBN Co (completed 28th April 2020).
  • May 26, 2020

    Vodafone UK – Struggling for momentum

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    Vodafone’s financial metrics appear to be slowly ticking up and it is making some progress in narrowing its performance gap to peers. Signs that it may be moving away from a discount-led convergence strategy in Germany are very positive  
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  • May 21, 2020

    Local start-ups drive supply chain improvement and environmental [...]

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    This report is the first of several that will look at the way global platforms are change affecting traditional markets for business and consumer services. This first report provides an overview of their longer-term strategies, and a SWOT analysis of their current position.
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  • May 20, 2020

    UK BT – Fibre up, dividends down

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    BT’s March quarter appeared to have been going reasonably well until COVID-19 hit, with full year guidance still being broadly met, but the new financial year will be hit harder, with BT Sport, SME and new fibre connection revenue particularly vulnerable  
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    May 19, 2020

    UK Journalism on the precipice – Rescue required as financi [...]

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    Journalism is on the precipice with more than £1 billion likely to fall off the industry’s topline. Several years of projected structural revenue decline in advertising and circulation have occurred in just the past few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, with no letup in sight  
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  • May 18, 2020

    UK O2 – Merger in the time of COVID

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    O2’s merger with Virgin Media seems more of a marriage of convenience than a determined pursuit of synergy benefits. With the owners effectively selling their stakes, the combination will be well-advised to exercise caution in any convergence strategy that they pursue  
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  • May 14, 2020

    Global advertising platforms playing a long game in retail, payme [...]

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    This report is the first of several that will look at the way global platforms are change affecting traditional markets for business and consumer services. This first report provides an overview of their longer-term strategies, and a SWOT analysis of their current position.
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  • May 7, 2020

    Mobile payments – Australia mobile payments steadily grow, as c [...]

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    Payment services have been subjected to significant disruption in recent years. Traditional barriers to entry and enabling new entrants to take on financial services firms by unbundling their product suite and offering superior products and customer experiences. Incumbent payments providers, principally banks, have responded by launching new online payment services. At the same time, new entrants have exploited the prevalence of smartphones to offer their own app-based payment services.
  • April 29, 2020

    Unpacking Facebook’s Deal with Reliance Jio Platforms

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    The day opened with the news of Facebook’s mega-investment into Jio Platforms, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). For the princely sum of $5.7 billion, or roughly INR 43,000 crores, Facebook will acquire a 9.9% stake in Jio Platforms at an enterprise valuation (EV) of roughly $65 billion.
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  • April 23, 2020

    NZ survey results and COVID-19

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    Amidst the COVID-19 crisis in New Zealand (NZ), social-distancing and quarantine measures are becoming the norm. New Zealand is currently at alert level 4, which means that non-essential businesses have been directed to close.
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  • April 22, 2020

    UK online advertising during the lockdown

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    In response to COVID-19 and the associated lockdown and economic crash, advertisers have slashed budgets. Online budgets are not immune  
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  • April 17, 2020

    COVID-19 impact on ANZ media: major structural and regulatory cha [...]

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    As COVID-19 spreads in Australia, social-distancing and quarantine measures are becoming the norm. This means that a large number of people are now working from their home and spending time indoors. Alternatives to electronic media such as cinemas, live entertainment, and (importantly) sporting events are closed.  While some subscription media will benefit from this situation, those focussed on sport will feel a harsh impact.
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