Cord cutting

Western Europe pay TV subs to drop by 4 million

The total number of pay TV subscribers in Western Europe is set to fall to 103 million by 2026. According to Digital TV Research, the market will lose 4 million subscribers as households continue to cut the cord in favour of streaming services.  Reflecting an increasing reliance on high-speed broadband, IPTV will be the leading […]

OTT growth behind pay TV revenue decline in Singapore

The increasing focus on OTT video services in Singapore will pull down overall pay TV revenues in Singapore, claims a new report. According to new figures from GlobalData, the overall pay TV service revenue in the Southeast Asian country will drop by 1.45% between 2020-2025 in spite of solid growth for OTT services. The report […]

APAC set for pay TV growth, cord-cutting to impact China

The Asia Pacific region is set to reach 630 million pay TV subscribers by 2026. The estimate from Digital TV Research would see the region’s subscriber total experience a modest increase from its 2020 total of 609 million. The region is dominated by two major countries: India and China, which will have nearly 500 million […]

Australian pay TV set for decline

The Australian pay TV market is set for steady decline in the coming years. According to GlobalData, the total pay TV services revenue in the country will drop from US$2.4 billion in 2020 to US$2.1 billion in 2025, representing a CAGR of -2.6%. The report says that this decline will come as a result of […]

Worst of North American cord-cutting is over, but losses still on the horizon

The number of pay TV subscribers in North America will continue to drop, but subscriber losses will slow in the coming years. According to Digital TV Research, the number of pay TV subscribers in Canada and the US will fall by 43 million from 116 million in the peak year of 2010 to 74 million […]

US cord cutting accelerates, with cord shavers looking to exit

Almost a third of US TV households no longer have a traditional pay TV subscription, according to Roku’s latest annual Cord Cutting study, while a further quarter of homes identified as ‘cord shavers’ and have cut back their pay TV spend. The study found that approximately 32% of households do not have a pay TV […]

A quarter of US vMVPD subscribers still also pay for legacy TV services

While the growth of cord-cutting vMVPD services is set to continue into the future, a new report indicates that many users are not yet ready to fully give up their cable subscriptions – but could be soon. According to new research from TDG, a division of Screen Engine/ASI, nearly a quarter (23.1%) of vMVPD subscribers […]

Roku CEO: Half of US homes will cut cord in “streaming decade” 

Half of US households will be cord-cutters or cord-nevers by 2024, predicts Roku CEO Anthony Wood.  Writing in his Q4 2019 investor’s letter, Wood wrote: “Millions of consumers, the biggest names in media, leading advertisers and global TV brands are embracing streaming. Moreover, new services and the growing investment in original programming that is exclusive […]

Cord-cutting hits Europe as global pay TV numbers slide

Cord-cutting has begun to hit Europe, with the EMEA region contributing losses of 660,000 pay TV subscribers to an overall global decline of over two million in Q3 2019, according to the latest Multiscreen Index for Informitv. According to the report, pay TV services providers globally lost 2.09 million subscribers in the quarter. While the […]

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