Leichtman Research Group


Decline in US pay TV services homes to 83% 

Some 83% of all US households subscribe to a pay TV service, down from 87% in 2010 but up compared to the 2005 figure of 81%, according to new research. The Leichtman Research Group study claims that while the total number of subscribers to the main pay TV providers at the end of the second […]

US pay TV additions weakest in a decade

The first quarter of 2015 represented the weakest first quarter for US pay TV customer sign-ups in more than a decade, according to Leichtman Research Group. The research firm said that the 13 largest US pay TV providers added less than 10,000 net video subscribers in the Q1 2015, compared to more than 250,000 subscribers […]

HDTV sets now in 81% of US homes

Some 81% of US households now have at least one high definition TV set, up from 46% of US households five years ago, according to Leichtman Research Group. The new research found that 52% of all US households have multiple HDTVs, compared to just 17% five years ago. Including non-HDTV households, 65% of all TV […]

Half of US non-pay TV subscribers have Netflix

Some 36% of pay TV subscribers and 48% of non-subscribers now subscribe to Netflix, according to a US study by Leichtman Research Group. According to the ‘On-Demand TV 2014: A Nationwide Study on VOD and DVRs’ research, 36% of US Netflix subscribers stream video daily and 72% do so weekly – up substantially from 2010 […]

US pay TV losses rise in third quarter

The 13 top US pay TV operators lost 150,000 TV subscribers in the third quarter, compared with a loss of only 25,000 for the same period in 2013, according to research by Leichtman Research Group. Satellite was worst hit, with satellite TV operator losing 40,000 customers in the quarter, compared with a net gain of […]

Pay TV subscriptions taken by 84% of US homes

Some 84% of US households now subscribe to a pay TV service, with penetration waning from its peak in 2010 following the digital transition, according to new research. The Leichtman Research Group study said that though the reported number of pay TV subscribers has remained fairly flat over the past four years, occupied housing in […]

US broadband subscribers surpass cable TV customers

The number of US broadband subscribers exceeded the number of US cable TV subscribers for the first time in the second quarter of the year, according to Leichtman Research Group. The new research found that there were 49.915 million broadband subscribers at the end of 2Q 2014, compared to 49.910 million cable TV subscribers. This […]

Connected TVs now used in 49% of US households

Some 49% of US households now have at least one TV set connected to the web, up from 38% in 2012 and 24% in 2010, according to new research by Leichtman Research Group. The firm – which counted TVs connected via a video game system, Blu-ray player, smart TV, or stand-alone device like Roku, Apple […]

US multichannel video providers have best quarter in two years

The US multichannel video industry had its “best quarter in two years” with cable providers experiencing the fewest video losses in any quarter in the past five years, according to new research. The Leichtman Research Group found that the 13 largest multichannel video providers in the US – including Comcast, DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner […]

Multi-channel video subscriptions have peaked, says study

Some 86% of US households subscribe to multi channel video services though penetration is on the decline, according to new stats by Leichtman Research Group (LRG).  The research claims that US multi-channel video penetration “essentially peaked at 88% in 2010” following the digital switchover, having increased from 82% in 2005. Though multi-channel video providers reported […]