Pay TV


US pay TV subscriber losses narrow year-on-year

The major US pay TV providers – representing about 95% of the market – lost about 305,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2018 compared to 515,000 in Q1 2017. This is according to Leichtman Research Group, which claimed that even though overall subscriber losses narrowed year-on-year, the top cable and satellite providers fared worse […]

Russian pay TV growth slows as uptake reaches 75%

Pay TV penetration in Russia reached 75% in Q1 2018, but the rate of growth slowed to its lowest point in the past 10 years, according to Telecom Daily. The Russian research outfit said that the total number of pay TV subscribers in Russia at the end of March stood at 42.7 million – just 141,000 more than […]

Dataxis: Global pay TV, OTT and telecom operator revenue reaches US$410bn

Global revenue for pay TV, over-the-top and telecom operators reached US$410 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to Dataxis stats. The research covered 80 operators, including major US and European players such as AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and Vodafone. Dataxis said that revenues have grown at a compound annual growth rate […]

IHS Markit: MENA pay TV in decline as SVOD subs grow 48%

Pay TV subscriptions declined in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2017 while online video subscriptions grew 48% year-on-year, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that MENA pay TV subscriptions fell 21% percent to 4.2 million in 2017, with the growth reversal linked to blocks on beIN Media – something […]

Top 10 pay TV operators ‘to lose US$20bn in revenues by 2023’

The world’s top 10 pay TV operators by revenue will experience losses of US$20 billion (€16 billion) between 2017 and 2023, according to Digital TV Research. The new report claims that each of the top 10 global operators will be affected and that collectively they will see their revenues diminish from US$106.8 billion in 2017 […]

Digital TV Research: global pay TV revenues peaked in 2016

Global pay TV revenues peaked in 2016 will fall by 11% between then and 2023, according to Digital TV Research stats. The new report estimates that worldwide pay TV revenues will decline from a high point of US$205 billion in 2016 to US$183 billion in 2023 – despite the overall number of pay TV subscribers […]

Asia Pacific due to grow pay TV numbers by 13%

The Asia Pacific pay TV sector is due to grow its subscriber numbers by 12.8% between 2017 and 2023, bucking downward trends in much of the rest of the world, according to Digital TV Research. The Asia Pacific Pay TV Forecasts report claims that the number of pay TV subscribers across Asia Pacific will climb […]

Digital pay TV numbers in Eastern Europe to grow 27% by 2023

The number of digital pay TV subscribers in Eastern Europe will grow by 27% between 2017 and 2023, according to Digital TV Research. The new study claims that digital pay TV subscriber numbers in the region will grow from 61.57 million in 2017 to 78.08 million in 2023 – with Russia to account for half […]

Kagan: US pay TV subscriptions down 3.7% in 2017

Traditional US pay TV subscriptions dropped by 3.7% in 2017 to 94 million, despite a slowdown in subscription losses in the fourth quarter, according to Kagan data. The S&P Global Market Intelligence group said that combined, cable, satellite and telco subscriptions are now down approximately 7.4 million from their peak in 2012. However, when you […]

TiVo: price continues to drive pay TV cord cutting

Price continues to drive pay TV subscribers to cut their services, while more than fourth fifths of people said they would like to pay for only the channels that they watch, according to new research by TiVo. The company’s Q4 2017 Online Video and Pay TV Trends Report found that 49% of respondents to the […]

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