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Click on any of the images below and discuss with a network sales representative how to get your brand on TV.



Metropolitan and subsciption TV coverage maps can be found on the OzTAM website. Click here to access.

Regional TV coverage maps can be found on the Regional TAM website. Click here to access.

Time shifted viewing is TV broadcast programming played back through the TV set within 28 days of the original broadcast.

Universe Estimates detail the estimated population against which media audiences are calculated.

To access OzTAM universe estimates click here.

To access Regional TAM universe estimates click here.

CAD- Provides classification and information services to advertisers, agencies and production houses in relation to television commercials and infomercials. All television commercials and infomercials airing on Seven, Nine and Ten (including regional) must be classified and submitted to FreeTV before they can be broadcast

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Yes. In addition to TV viewing, Australians today are embracing new technologies and new ways to watch their favourite TV show.  OzTAM is now able to capture these new ways of consuming TV content (catch-up TV and live streaming) via their video player measurement service (VPM).

The VPM service captures minute-by-minute data on participating broadcasters’ online TV content played on-demand (catch up) or live-streamed to connected devices such as tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, PCs/laptops and games consoles.

More information on VPM can be found here and VPM reports can be found here

OzTAM is the official source of TV audience measurement (TAM). OzTAM covers Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth as well as national subscription television. To find out more about OzTAM click here.

Regional TAM is the official television audience measurement (TAM) of free-to-air and subscription television viewing in the five east coast aggregated regional markets including its 19 component sub-markets, and the Regional Western Australian market. To find out more click here.



Definition: The average viewing audience for a demographic expressed as a percentage of the relevant Universe Estimate.

Formula: Tarp = Avg audience viewing a program / target universe estimate x 100

Formula in action: 1,000,000 / 15,000,000 x 100 Tarp = 6.7


Standard spot types

15 Seconds

30 Seconds

45 Seconds

60 Seconds

120 Seconds

180 Seconds


Bonus spot types

Top and Tail- When the spot type is placed at the beginning of an ad break and at the end of the same ad break

Consecutive- Multiple spot types air consecutively after each other within the same ad break

Infomercial- Spot type acting as a standalone program typically 30 minutes in length

Billboard- Spot type typically 10 or 5 second in length featuring a voiceover and  brand image connecting the brand with the program.


Breakfast: 06:00-09:00

Daytime: 09:00- 17:00

Fringe: 17:00-1800

Peak : 18:00-22:30

Late Night: 22:30-24:00


Saturday & Sunday

Breakfast: 06:00-12:00

Weekend Daytime: 12:00-17:00

Peak : 18:00-22:30

Late Night: 22:30-24:00


  • Briefs or bookings may contain splits per daypart or may simply outline a desired “Peak/Off Peak” split.
  • All dayparts outside of 18:00-22:30 are generally referred to as “off peak”.
  • Daypart splits outlined on briefs are generally based on cost, tarp, thousands or spot numbers


Working Example:

John from Brand A has requested a tarp based 60/40 POP (peak/off peak split) within his TV schedule. This will mean that John’s schedule will have 60% of his projected tarps placed into peak dayparts and 40% placed into off peak dayparts.


Based on Oztam and Regional Tam 2017 figures, TV reaches 15.9 million Australians everyday.

Definition: The cost of reaching 1% of a specific demographic.

Formula: CPT= Cost of spot / Tarp (planned of actual)

Formula in action: $300 / 6.2  CPT=$48.39

It sure is!

Check out our TV effectiveness page to find out more.

Lots of them!

Check out of benefits of TV advertising page here. 

Definition: the cost of reaching 1,000 people of a specific demographic.

Formula: CPM= Cost of Spot / Audience (000’s) x 1000

Formula in action: $2,000 / 300,000 x 1,000  CPM = $6.67

When choosing TV advertising, every brand has different goals and objectives. For this reason, there is no set package for TV advertising available, rather each network tailors suitable packages designed to meet brands expectations.

Click on any of the images below and have a network sales representative design a specific package for you.



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