Cord cutting


Cord-cutting fears ‘validated’ by Q2 US pay TV figures

Pay TV companies in the United States posted their worst ever quarterly video subscriber losses in the second quarter, “validating industry cord-cutting fears,” according to IHS. The research firm claims that the pay TV companies shed a total of 658,450 subscribers in Q2, marking the first time that non-cable operators have lost video subscribers since […]

15% of US broadband users to ‘cut the cord’ in next six months

Some 15% of US broadband users that subscribe to a legacy cable, satellite or telco pay TV service are “to varying degrees” likely to cancel their service in the next six months, according to new research.  The Diffusion Group (DFG) study into cord cutting claims that though the US incumbent pay TV operators had a […]

SVOD to deliver multi-billion dollar pay TV boost

Up to 50 million homes globally by the end of 2014 will have two or more separate pay TV subscriptions, generating extra revenues for the industry, according to new research by Deloitte. In its annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions, Deloitte predicted that multiple subscriptions – spurred by SVOD services including Netflix – will […]