Skinny bundle


Ovum: skinny bundles to drive US pay TV growth

Next year will be the first year that ‘skinny bundles’ drive overall subscription growth across pay TV and OTT in the US, reversing a near-decade-long trend, according to Ovum. The prediction is part of the research firm’s ‘2019 Trends to Watch: TV and Video Super-Themes’ report, which claims that skinny bundles will solve pay TV […]

US pay TV subscriber numbers drop 10 percentage points

The number of traditional US pay TV subscribers has fallen ten percentage points in four years, even though people are watching “more TV content than ever before” at 6.5 hours per day. This is according to Horowitz Research, which said that 76% of TV content viewers reported subscribing to traditional cable, satellite, or telco pay […]

vMVPD and direct-to-consumer revenues set for ‘eightfold growth’

Global skinny bundle and direct-to-consumer revenues are set to grow eightfold to reach US$24 billion by 2023, according to Digital TV Research. According to the research outfit’s vMVPD and D2C TV Forecasts report, direct-to-consumer revenues are set for growth from US$1.3 billion last year to US$5.2 billion by 2023, while virtual MVPD or ‘skinny bundle’ […]

YouTube launches live TV streaming service

YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks. The service will be available across devices, includes a cloud […]