Twitter signs 50 new video deals in Q2

Twitter signed 50 new video deals in Q2, including with major companies like ESPN, NBCUniversal and Viacom, as it also continued to improve the video experience on the service. The social network agreed 50 new live-streaming, highlight, Amplify, and video-on-demand agreements in the same quarter that it launched a “scalable new event infrastructure” to make […]

Netflix falls short on subscriber growth as share price takes a dive

Netflix fell short of its subscriber growth expectations in the second quarter, causing its share price to tumble 14% in after hours trading. The streaming video giant signed up 5.2 million new members in Q2, which was roughly flat year-on-year but lower than its growth forecast of 6.2 million new members. “We had a strong […]

TDC to take steps to address TV decline

Danish telco TDC lost 23,000 TV customers in the second quarter, in part due to the loss of 8,000 TV customers from a single multi-dwelling unit customer. The year-on-year decline in TV customers amounted to 56,000, which the company said was in line with the overall market trend, with TDC retaining its share of the […]

Arris on track despite Q2 losses

Arris said it remains on track to achieve results within its full year 2017 guidance ranges, despite reporting year-on-year declines in both earnings and revenue. Announcing its second quarter results, Arris said it made a net income of US$30.3 million (€25.6 million), down 64% year-on-year from US$84.2 million in Q2 2016. Revenue came to US$1.664 billion, […]

SES slows down decline in video revenue

SES saw its decline in video revenues slow down in the second quarter. The company’s video revenues declined by 1.9% in the quarter, compared with 4.2% year-on-year in the first quarter. SES said that the outlook for video was now stable. Video represents two thirds of group revenue at €700 million. SES nearly doubled reported […]

NOS grows TV and multi-play base

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator NOS grew its base across all its services in the quarter to June, with revenue and profit also increasing. NOS grew its pay TV base by 2.5% over the year to June, ending with 1.613 million subscribers. The overall number grew over the quarter from 1.608 million, despite a […]

Eutelsat turns in better than expected results

Satellite operator Eutelsat saw a 2% like-for-like drop in video revenues in the six months to December to €455.4 million, contributing to an overall drop of 0.9% in revenues to €755 million. EBITDA dropped by 2% to €588 million. Net income rose by 2.2% to €192 million for the company’s fiscal first half. The company […]

Magyar Telekom sees IPTV boost

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian telco and cable operator Magyar Telekom had 971,309 TV customers at the end of the second quarter, up from 963,820 in March and up from 940,871 year-on-year. The company had 141,120 cable customers, down both quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year, 302,417 satellite customers, down slightly, and 527,772 IPTV customers, up significantly. TV ARPU has […]

Netia grows TV base

Polish service provider Netia saw its TV base increase by 14% year-on-year to reach 169,000 in June. Residential ARPU remained stable over the year at PLN56 (€13), although the number of services per subscriber rose modestly, from 1.46 a year ago to 1.54 in June. Total revenue-generating units fell by 1.4% over the quarter to […]

KPN sees TV base grow

Dutch telco KPN saw its IPTV base grow by 12% to 1.963 million in the year to June, more than offsetting an ongoing decline in digital-terrestrial TV customers to give it a total TV base of 2.315 million, up 6.3%. KPN’s ‘other’ TV customers, principally its Digitenne DTT service, declined by 17% to 352,000 over […]

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