Pay TV

Global pay TV subscriber numbers to remain steady

The number of global pay TV subscribers across 138 countries will remain at just under 1 billion until 2025, predicted a media research firm. Digital TV Research forecasts that the market will then experience a slender decline of global pay TV subscribers until 2025, with a small recovery thereafter. The company’s latest report revealed global […]

US pay TV providers suffer major subscriber loss

A study conducted by the research outfit Leichtman Research Group revealed major pay TV providers in the US suffered a loss of over 2 million net video subscribers in the first quarter 2023. Leichtman Research Group specialises in research and analysis on the broadband, media and entertainment industries. It combines ongoing consumer research studies with […]

Asia Pacific pay TV revenues fall by $1.6 billion by 2028

Asia Pacific pay TV revenues are expected to decline by $1.6 billion by 2028, according to Digital TV Research. The media research firm has forecasted PayTV revenues across the Asia Pacific will fall from 27.6 billion from 2022 to $26 billion by 2028. Pay TV revenues is predicted to fall in 10 countries, including Japan […]

Western European pay-TV revenues to fall $5 billion by 2028

Western European pay-TV revenues is expected to decline by nearly $5 billion between 2022 and 2028, reports Digital TV Research. According to the media research outfit, the decline between 2022 and 2028 is a 18% drop to $22 billion. Digital TV Research pointed this to a 7% loss of pay TV subscribers and as of result revenues will […]

Turkey’s Digiturk and Irdeto double down on battle against piracy

Cybersecurity specialist Irdeto has strengthened its partnership with leading Turkish PayTV broadcaster Digiturk. An expanded alliance will see the platform deploying Irdeto’s integrated 360 Video Security Services to protect its premium content. “With operators worldwide offering a broad range of content-based services from set-top boxes, the requirement for premium security is paramount,” said Richard Frankland, […]

Digital TV Research: North American pay TV revenues to fall by US$50 billion

Pay TV revenues in North America are set to decline by US$50 billion by 2025. According to new figures from Digital TV Research, revenues will reach US$26 billion by the midpoint of the decade, down from their peak of US$112 billion in 2015. The report notes that revenues will drop across the board. Cable revenues […]

US Pay TV penetration drops to two thirds with 6 million subs cutting cord in 2019

US pay TV providers lost 6 million subscribers in 2019. According to analyst MoffettNathanson, the alarming loss represents a 7% year-over-year decline in paying subscribers, with Q4 alone seeing 1.5 million households cut the cord. AT&T was the biggest loser in Q4, losing 1.16 million paying TV subs. Comcast saw a dip of 149,000 while […]

APAC telco and pay TV market to see highest growth between 2019-24

The global telecom and pay TV market is set to see the most success in the APAC region over the next five years. According to analytics firm GlobalData, this growth will be in part thanks to conducive telecom policies and rapid mobile and fibre network rollouts.  A specific example cited is mobile data revenues in […]

Pay TV penetration continues to drop in the US

The penetration of pay TV in the US has dropped down to 75%. According to new research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG), this is a drop down from 84% in 2014 and 87% in 2009.  Mean spend in the country among subscribers is US$109.60 which despite the negative growth, is actually an increase of about […]

Pay TV still dominant in Russia with cord-cutting is yet to set in

Revenues from pay TV in Russia are up by 14.2%, with 43.2 million subscribers in the country. According to the latest market analysis from the European Audiovisual Observatory, there was a 3.1% increase of pay TV subscribers from 2017 to 2018 with revenue representing RUB95.3 billion (€1.29 billion). In total, there are 35-36 million households […]

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