Pay TV


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 […]

US pay TV losses double in 2017

The largest pay TV providers in the US – representing about 95% of the market – lost almost twice as many net video subscribers in 2017 as they did in 2016, according to new research. The Leichtman Research Group report claims that the top pay TV providers lost about 1,495,000 net video subscribers in 2017, […]

Latin America to add less than 5m pay TV subscribers by 2023

Latin America is due to add fewer than five million additional pay TV subscribers between 2017 and 2023, according to new a new study. Digital TV Research’s eight Latin America Pay TV Forecasts report claims that subscriber count in the region will reach almost 76 million in 2023 but the pay TV penetration rate won’t […]