"The research also reveals interesting insights into the kinds of services that matter to Australians – and it’s not all good news for service providers. We love the kinds of things the Internet lets us do, but when it comes to the services the industry loves, such as Internet TV offerings, the enthusiasm hasn’t caught on yet."
The internet came late to Australia in terms of usage in other countries. Australia doesn't have its own Amazon branch and has to buy from the US. Relevance? Amazon is credited widely with making the internet shopping sector broadly acceptable to the general public - reputable company, right of reply/returns etc (at least when it first came onshore). It built confidence in the sector and made it mainstream acceptable. Having emigrated to Australia, the first thing I noticed was a lack of internet shopping. Up until 2010, shops that were tech or tech in part like Harvey Norman or department majors like David Jones and Myers had zero internet shopping opportunities. All these luddites would actually offer was an swf or pdf of the catalogue they ramned through your front door. Utter tech cretins. They still don't offer the ability to compare product prices as most hide the manufacture model and only list their internal code so that you do not know whether you'd be getting a good deal on this year's model or a shit deal on last year's.
Why talk about this? It's because it gives a background to the mentality of businesses in Australia and their embrace of modern technology. Last time I tried, windows media centre could not get a tv schedule over the air or download one without a subscription because the TV channels view the schedule as IP - honestly, I kid you not! These same companies have only recently offered catchup services. There is no aggregator that I know of just per channel catchup services. It is no wonder that nobody is interested in such services - they are shite and incovenient. If you ever wanted to see the music/film industry's business model dying on its arse then look no further.