US video subscriber loss slows

Cable, telco and satellite video services in the US lost 1.5 million subscribers during the second quarter of 2021. While they continue to shed subscribers, a new report from Kagan shows that video losses in the US are slowing from previous quarters.  The report notes that continued sluggish virtual multichannel growth negatively impacted progress in […]

Kagan: Five services account for 84% of European SVOD subscriptions

Five subscription video-on-demand services accounted for around 84% of active paid subscriptions in the European market at the end of last year, according to Kagan research. Breaking down the usage of various services, The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group said that, as of the fourth quarter of 2018, Netflix accounted for 52% of online video […]

Kagan: IPTV has overtaken DTH globally

IPTV overtook DTH as the second-largest multichannel platform in the world by subscribers after cable TV last year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence research outfit Kagan. According to Kagan, IPTV grew by 14.3% year-on-year, making the fastest growing of the three major distribution platforms. IPTV accounted for 23.4% of the total market of 1.07 […]

S&P: half of fixed-line broadband homes in APAC get speeds of 100 Mbps

Roughly half of all fixed-broadband households in the Asia-Pacific region have a connection with download speeds of 100 Mbps or greater, according to Kagan. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group found that as of the first half of 2018, 49.3% of fixed broadband households across 14 markets could access these broadband speeds, equating to […]

Kagan: OTT video trend highlights the need for fibre

The popularity of streaming services like Netflix, coupled with increased competition for broadband speed, are strong reasons for operators in Western Europe to up their fibre efforts, according to Kagan. The TMT arm of S&P Global Market Intelligence said that fibre progress to date has been slow due to factors including high rollout costs, a […]

Kagan: North America and Asia the most active video markets

North America and Asia are the most active mobile video markets in the world, according to new report by Kagan, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence. The study, which looked at 159 mobile network operators across the world found that in the Asia-Pacific and North/South American regions, 86% of operators offer mobile video services. […]

Kagan: Nigeria accounts for 29% of African multichannel subscribers

Nigeria accounted for 29% of Africa’s multichannel subscribers and 22.4% of its TV households at the end of 2017, according to Kagan, S&P Global Market Intelligence. The country profile report estimates that Nigeria’s multichannel market had more than 27 million TV households and more than 6.9 million pay TV subscribers at the end of last […]

Kagan: US operators lose 860,000 subscribers in Q2

The traditional cable, satellite and telco multichannel TV providers in the US lost 860,640 video subscribers in the second quarter, according to a Kagan report. The S&P Global Market Intelligence company said that the satellite TV portion of the market logged its “second largest quarterly decline on record,” losing 478,000 customers. Cable recorded its largest […]

Bosnian pay TV market on the up, Says Kagan S&P

With growth fuelled by demand for triple-play services and premium content, the Balkan market of Bosnia and Herzegovina has grown by 60% over the last five years, according to a new report from Kagan, S&P Global Market Intelligence. As a result, says the research firm, pay TV penetration reached 74% as of year-end 2017. As […]

Kagan: Vodafone will look to quad-play in CEE, may sell off DTH

Vodafone is likely to introduce quad-play offerings and may sell off its newly-acquired DTH satellite services in central and eastern Europe, according to S&P Kagan. According to the analyst group, Vodafone may view the introduction of quad-play offerings as advantage in what are competitive and fairly saturated markets in the region. Vodafone’s deal with Liberty […]