According to Dataxis, US pay TV operator collectively had 100.3 million customers at the end of the quarter, down 0.61% on the total for December.
IPTV players were the worst hit, with a base that declined by 3.1% to reach 6.3 million. DTH also lost customers, declining by 1.32% to reach 33.2 million. Cable on the other hand remained relatively stable, losing 0.17% of its base to end with 58.4 million subscribers.
OTT pay TV platforms grew by about 6% in the quarter to end with a base of 2.4 million, according to Dataxis.
Cable continues to account for over half of the total pay TV base, with DTH accounting for a third. IPTV represents 6% of the total, while OTT TV doubled its share in the last year to 2%, according to Dataxis.
By company, AT&T Group is the biggest player, with a 25% total share, split between DTH arm DirecTV, AT&T’s own IPTV base, and OTT TV offshoot DirecTV Now.
Comcast is second-ranked with a 23% share, while Charter has 17%.