US pay TV losses double in 2017

The largest pay TV providers in the US – representing about 95% of the market – lost almost twice as many net video subscribers in 2017 as they did in 2016, according to new research. The Leichtman Research Group report claims that the top pay TV providers lost about 1,495,000 net video subscribers in 2017, […]

US pay TV providers lost 405,000 video subscribers in Q3

The largest pay TV providers in the US lost about 405,000 net video subscribers in the third quarter of 2017, compared to a loss of about 250,000 subscribers in Q3 2016. This is according to Leichtman Research Group, which analysed stats for cable, satellite and telco operators in the US that account for 92.2 million […]

Cisco: video to represent 80% of web traffic in 2021

Video will represent 80% of all internet traffic in 2021, up from 67% in 2016, according to new research. Cisco’s 12th Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast claims that video will continue to “dominate IP traffic and overall internet traffic growth” and predicts that there will be nearly 1.9 billion internet video users, excluding mobile-only, by […]

PwC: internet video revenues to overtake DVD this year

Internet video revenues will overtake physical home video for the first time this year, according to a major new international study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2017-2021 claimed that global internet ad revenues exceeded TV ad revenues for the first time last year – with “major digital tipping-points” occurring or due to […]

Zenith: gap between TV and web narrowing

The gap between TV and internet consumption will narrow to just seven minutes in 2019, according to new research by Zenith Media. The Publicis Media-owned ad agency said that traditional broadcast TV is still the largest single medium by consumption time, averaging 170 minutes of viewing per day this year, compared to 140 minutes for […]

Vodafone enters growing Spanish low-cost fixed-mobile market

Vodafone España’s low-cost mobile subsidiary Lowi is launching a new ‘no frills’ converged offering – La Fibra de Lowi – without a TV element combining high-speed internet with mobile. The service will offer a single speed option of 50Mbps via Vodafone’s HFC cable network, along with options to sign up for different mobile data packages, […]

Virgin Media now claims 100Mbps speeds as standard

Virgin Media has revamped its internet bundles and now claims it is the first UK broadband provider to offer 100Mbps and above speeds “as standard”. The Liberty Global-owned operator said that 100Mbps is now its entry level broadband speed, with its top speeds now standing at 300Mbps. Virgin also said that it will offer its […]

Intelsat to merge with OneWeb in major SoftBank-backed deal

Satellite operator Intelsat has agreed to merge with affordable internet provider OneWeb, in a deal backed by a large investment from Japan’s SoftBank Group. Intelsat and OneWeb will merge in a share-for-share transaction, with Intelsat also agreeing a share-purchase agreement with OneWeb investor SoftBank. SoftBank will invest US$1.7 billion in newly issued common and preferred shares […]

ITU: 43% of the world’s population now online

Some 43.4% of the world’s population, roughly 3.2 billion people, are now online according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The ITU’s ‘Measuring the Information Society Report’ predicts that by the end of the year, 46% of households globally will have internet access at home, up from just 30% in 2010. “In the developed world, […]

Alcatel-Lucent and Telecom Italia partner on web, TV services

Alcatel-Lucent is to provide 100 gigabit-per-second optical networking technology to Telecom Italia so the operator can deliver “ultra-broadband” internet and TV services.  Italian national service provider will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s technology in a bid to transform its infrastructure by increasing network capacity and improving service delivery times. The 100 Gbps technology will transform Telecom Italia’s core […]