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SNL Kagan: US pay TV subscriber numbers fall by 800,000 in Q1

US pay TV subscriber numbers declined by 802,000 in Q1, a traditionally strong three-month period for the industry, according to new research. SNL Kagan’s First Quarter US Multichannel Subscriber report estimated that the total traditional multichannel subscriptions fell to 97 million in Q1. It attributed the decline to the impact of new streaming options “rather […]

SNL Kagan: set-top box market to rise in 2016

The global set-top box shipments are tipped to rise slightly year-on-year in 2016, with the STB market “continuing to defy predictions of its demise”, according to new research. The SNL Kagan report claims that worldwide set-top box shipments are on track to reach 273 million in 2016, up from 269 million in 2015. However, set-top […]

SNL: US multichannel TV losses ‘biggest ever’ in 2016

The first nine months of 2016 have seen the biggest ever drop in US multichannel TV customers, according to new research by SNL Kagan.  The combined US cable, broadcast satellite and telco TV sectors lost 430,000 video customers year-on-year in Q3 – a drop that was “slightly worse year-over-year”. Meanwhile, a year-to-date decline of 1.3million […]

SNL Kagan: next 10 years ‘upbeat’ for US cable market

The next 10 years “look upbeat” for the US cable industry, with its broadband footing and ability to bundle expected to enhance revenues, according to SNL Kagan. The research firm said that the 10-year outlook is “bright” for the US cable market, despite an anticipated decline in video subscriptions. SNL Kagan predicted that residential cable […]

US multichannel video subscriber losses ‘pick up speed’

The decline in US multichannel video subscriptions picked up speed in Q1 2016, despite a “relatively upbeat cable performance”, according to SNL Kagan. The research firm’s First quarter US Multichannel Subscriber report estimates that the combined cable, direct-broadcast satellite and teleco sectors lost 162,000 video customers during the period. “The mounting loss in the quarter […]

Spend on cable broadband infrastructure dropped 3% last year

Spending on cable broadband infrastructure dipped by 3% year-on-year in 2015 to US$1.74 billion, (€2.23 billion) according to SNL Kagan. The research firm said that competitive pricing combined with a rise in software licences helped push down the average price per downstream channel. Despite this, global cable operators took advantage of low downstream channel prices […]

US operators lost more than one million video customers last year

The combined US cable, direct-broadcast satellite and telecommunications sectors lost more than one million video customers in 2015, according to SNL Kagan. The research firm’s fourth quarter Multichannel Subscriber Report claims said that the 12-month decline was more than four times the 2014 decline and marked the third consecutive overall annual drop for the industry. “That […]

CEE ripe for pay TV consolidation says SNL Kagan

A combination of high pay TV penetration and industry fragmentation mean that the central and eastern European operator market is ripe for further consolidation, though the picture varies between territories, according to a report by SNL Kagan. According to SNL Kagan’s analysis, Bulgaria was the hottest market for mergers and acquisitions in 2015, thanks to […]

One in ten of all US homes to take OTT in 2019

In 2019 some 10.3% of total occupied US households will take over-the-top services, according to research by SNL Kagan. According to the numbers, revealed at a breakfast briefing in London this week, SNL said there will be 12.9 million OTT homes in the US in 2019, up from an estimated 10.5 million in 2016. Over […]

Set-top shipments growing but value continues to slide

Set-top shipments for last year are expected to exceed 250 million, buoyed by demand in emerging market such as China and India, but the value of shipments will continue to decline, according a report by SNL Kagan. Worldwide box shipments are on track to reach 253.1 million in 2015, up marginally from 248.6 million in […]