IDC: global pay TV and telecom service revenues to grow 0.6% this year

Worldwide spending on telecom and pay TV services will increase by 0.6% in 2018 in constant dollar terms to reach US$1.65 trillion, according to the IDC Worldwide Telecom Services Database. Although IDC reported a “notable decrease in the growth rate” compared to the 1.2% recorded in 2017, it attributed this to new accounting rules that […]

PwC: internet video revenues to overtake DVD this year

Internet video revenues will overtake physical home video for the first time this year, according to a major new international study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2017-2021 claimed that global internet ad revenues exceeded TV ad revenues for the first time last year – with “major digital tipping-points” occurring or due to […]

Global pay TV revenues ‘to peak in 2017’

Global pay TV revenues will peak in 2017, but will not decline rapidly in the five years afterwards due to gains in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report claims that pay TV revenues will reach US$202 billion worldwide this year but will remain as high as […]

Snapchat ad revenues to reach nearly US$1bn next year

Snapchat is due to see “explosive growth” in ad revenues, with the messaging service set to make US$935.5 million next year, according to eMarketer predictions. The research firm claims that Snapchat’s worldwide ad revenues will climb 155% year-on-year in 2017 from US$366.7 million this year, and will grow by a further 88.2% in 2018 to […]

YouTube watch-time up 60% as reach passes cable TV

The time people spent watching video on YouTube increased 60% year-on-year in Q2, with the site’s reach surpassing that of cable TV for viewers under 50, according to Google. Announcing its second quarter earnings results, the search giant said that watch-time on YouTube saw its fastest rate of growth in two years. On mobile devices […]

Pay TV to generate US$269 billion this year

The global pay TV market is set to generate more than US$269 billion (€212 billion) in revenues by the end of this year, driven by HD subscriptions and major sporting events, according to ABI Research.  ABI predicts that there will be more than 920 million pay TV subscribers worldwide by the end of 2014 and […]

Flat growth forecast for European pay TV

Pay TV revenues will increase just 0.6% this year as subscribers move to bundled services, according to new forecasts from Digital TV Research. As customers sign up for double and triple play services, operators generate higher overall revenues per user, but the proportion commanded by TV decreases. Digital TV Research forecasts that region-wide revenues will […]

NBCU revenues up but Comcast ‘underweight’ internationally

NBCUniversal saw fourth quarter revenues rise 7.5% to reach US$6.5 billion (€4.8 billion) but parent company Comcast says it is “underweight” internationally and will look at acquisitions opportunities. Both NBCU’s US cable networks – such as market leader USA Network and Bravo – and broadcast channel NBC posted year-on-year growth, bringing in revenues of US$2.3 […]