North America


Netflix ‘slowly increases’ North American web domination

Netflix continues to “slowly increase its domination” of North American fixed internet networks, accounting for 36.5% of downstream traffic in the peak evening hours, according to Sandvine. The broadband network solutions firm said in its latest ‘Global Internet Phenomena’ report noted that Netflix’s share of web traffic was up slightly from its second half of […]

Global pay TV market grew by 4% last year

The global pay TV market grew at a steady rate of 4% last year, though there was a slower increase in revenues due to “weak currency exchange rates,” according to ABI Research.  The new research claims that the worldwide pay TV market reached 923.5 million subscribers last year and is expected to exceed 1.1 billion […]

North American pay TV revenues to drop by 12%

Traditional North American pay TV revenues from subscription and on-demand services are due to fall by 11.7% between 2014 and 2020, according to new stats by Digital TV Research.  The forecast claims that North American pay TV revenues peaked at US$102.86 billion (€94.5 billion) in 2013 and will fall by US$12.04 billion over the six-years […]

One in 10 US homes to own 4K TVs by 2016

US 4K TV ownership will climb from 1% in 2014 to 10% by 2016, with nearly half of US homes to own a 4K set by 2020, according to Strategy Analytics.  The research claims that the US will emerge as the leading market for 4K or Ultra HD TVs in terms of household penetration by […]

Digital TV homes will top one billion this year

The addition of 130 million new digital TV homes will take the global total to over one billion for the first time, according to new research. Digital TV Research says that digital homes will top one billion by year-end and that global digital TV penetration will reach two thirds of TV households by that point. […]

SES providing capacity for Eurovision ultra HD World Cup coverage

Satellite operator SES has said it is distributing Eurovision ultra HD coverage of the football World Cup to North America, Latin America, Europe  and Asia via its satellites.  Eurovision is distributing matches live in Ultra HD to their global network using the NSS-806 satellite and SES’s teleport in Manassas. SES’s NSS-7 and SES-6 spacecraft are […]

Fast growth ‘over’ for the global pay TV industry

Global pay TV’s “fast growth years are over” with industry revenues due to climb from US$193 billion (€142 billion) in 2013 to only US$209 billion in 2020, according to new research.  The Digital TV Research report claims that pay TV revenues – including subscription and on-demand fees – will fall between 2013 and 2020 by […]

MSOs outperforming Netflix-style services, says Amdocs survey

Multi-system operators (MSOs) outperform OTT players like Netflix for customer service, content and video quality, according to a new Amdocs survey of North American consumers.  The software and services provider for the communications, media and entertainment industry found that 92% of respondents said MSOs were better for customer service, 89% for content and 83% for […]

Some 44% of consumers watch movies and TV shows daily via the web

Some 44% of consumers now watch full-length movies and TV shows over the internet on a daily basis, according to new research by Accenture. The study, which polled 23,000 people in 23 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, found that 39% watched TV shows and movies online on a weekly […]

Hungary’s MTVA targets overseas viewers for Duna World TV

Hungary’s public service media organisation, Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA), is targeting viewers in Australia and the Americas through a new deal with RRsat Global Communications Network. Content management and distribution firm RRsat will distribute MTVA’s Duna World TV channel and radio station via its platforms on Optus D2, Galaxy 19 and Intelsat […]