Pay TV Operators


Three-quarters of pay TV operators to gain subs

Cord-cutting might be the industry buzzword right now, but pay TV operators are set for a boost. According to a new report from Digital TV Research, three-quarters of the world’s pay TV operators will gain subscribers between 2018 and 2024. The report covers 505 operators across 135 countries, and estimates that two-thirds will increase their […]

WWE signs deal with BT Sport, ending 30+ year relationship with Sky

WWE has announced a new multi-year exclusive pay TV agreement with BT Sport in the UK and Ireland, ending the wrestling company’s association with Sky of over three decades. WWE’s flagship shows – Raw and Smackdown – will move to BT sport beginning January 2020. “We are incredibly excited by our new partnership with WWE. […]

WOWOW appoints new board members in senior management shakeup

Japanese premium pay TV broadcaster WOWOW has revealed senior level management changes. Five new members have been elected to WOWOW’s board of directors. They include three executives who have joined WOWOW from outside companies: Hideki Tashiro, who joins the company from TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television), will oversee both the programming and production capacities at […]

Global pay TV subscriptions continue growth

The number of pay tv subscribers is going to grow by 81 million between 2018-24, a rise of 8%. According to Digital TV Research, the global total is to rise to 1.1 billion people based on forecasts for 138 countries. The number of pay TV subs passed 1 billion in 2018. Simon Murray, principal analyst […]

Movistar+ originals ‘driving bigger audiences’ than El Clásico

Telefónica-owned Movistar+’s investment in series has proved ‘surprisingly’ effective at driving subscriber engagement, with a significant number of series achieving higher ratings than El Clásico football matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to Sergio Osle, president of Movistar+. Speaking at the Variety TV Summit in London this morning, Osle said that subscriber engagement is […]

Global pay TV still set for growth, despite US cord-cutting

Globally, pay TV service providers will add 81 million additional subscribers between 2018 and 2024, translating to growth of 8%, according to Digital TV Research. According to the research outfit, this will take the global total to 1.1 billion. Based on forecasts for 138 countries, the number of pay TV subs passed one billion last […]

Vodafone chooses Spain for 5G debut

Vodafone has chosen Spain as the setting for its 5G debut, with the launch of its commercial network across 15 cities scheduled for June 15. Vodafone España will launch 5G in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Málaga, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastián, La Coruña, Vigo, Gijón, Pamplona, Logroño and Santander The network will initially offer downstream […]

TDC completes split into services and infrastructure companies

Danish multi-play telco and cable operator TDC has completed its legal seperation into two entities encompassing services and infrastructure. The split create one company – Nuuday – that comprises TDC’s customer-facing brands such as YouSee, TDC Business, Fullrate, Telmore, Hiper, Blockbuster and Firmafon, which will focus on delivering innovative digital customer experiences and entertainment, and […]

Sky Deutschland extend US Open deal

Sky Deutschland has struck a new deal to secure ongoing coverage of the US Open golf tournament across satellite, cable, IPTV, the web and mobile in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The agreement will see Sky deliver about 30 hours of live coverage from this year’s competition. In addition to coverage of the competition on Sky […]

Tele Columbus shareholder moves to take control of board

Tele Columbus largest shareholder United Internet has called for a wholesale change in the struggling cable operator’s board after expressing its frustration with the company’s performance. United Internet, which holds a 29.7% stake in the German number three cable operator, said it had proposed candidates with “the necessary expertise and experience” to “meet the challenges” […]

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