Research and Markets: Australia – Pay TV – Statistics – Industry Revenues and Analysis Combines a Range of Statistics Such as Revenue Per Operator and Revenue Growth Forecast to 2012

Research and Markets( has announced the addition of the “Australia – Pay TV – Statistics – Industry Revenues and Analysis” report to their offering.  Due to the high cost of infrastructure and intense competition from the free-to-air counterparts, pay TV companies across Australia are battling it out to turn revenues into profits. However, the net losses of pay TVs past are now narrowing and profits are being restored. Average Revenue per User (ARPU) of both Austar and Foxtel continue to improve, driven by higher tier packages.

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There are more than 90 English-language television services or channels currently available to subscribers of the three major local subscription television groups. [Read the full article]

Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT – News), one of the country premier retail REITs, today announced that the company Board of Trustees has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common shares and operating partnership units of $0.10 per common share/unit. This cash dividend is payable on April 15, 2010 to shareholders and unitholders of record on March 31, 2010.

Additionally, the company declared quarterly cash dividends of $0.5469 per Series F preferred share of beneficial interest and $0.5078 per Series G preferred share of beneficial interest. Each of the cash dividends is payable on April 15, 2010 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2010. [Read the full article]

Evergreen Investments today announced the dividend declaration for Evergreen Global Dividend Opportunity Fund (NYSE:EOD – News).

Evergreen Global Dividend Opportunity Fund is a closed-end fund investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of common stocks of U.S. and non-U.S. companies. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek a high level of current income. The Fund secondary objective is long-term growth of capital. [Read the full article]

HP (NYSE: HPQ – News) today stated that it has revised its previously announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, 2010, following developments in litigation involving Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), a company that HP acquired in August 2008.

The revisions reflect an increase in the amount of the contingency reserve previously established in connection with the litigation and resulted in a negative impact on HP first quarter net earnings of approximately $73 million, or $0.03 per diluted share.

EDS and one of EDS subsidiaries are defendants in litigation filed in the United Kingdom by Sky Subscribers Services Limited and British Sky Broadcasting Limited (BSkyB) in 2004 relating to a customer relationship management project that was awarded to EDS in 2000. [Read the full article]

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