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US TV operators lose 600,000 subs in Q2

US multi-channel service providers lost more than 600,000 video subscribers in the three months ended June 30, according to SNL Kagan. The research firm said that combined residential and commercial subscribers  for US cable, satellite and telco platforms fell to 100.4 million at the end of the second quarter, following an “uncharacteristically weak first quarter.” […]

US retrans fees ‘to reach $10 billion’

Retransmission fees for US TV station owners could reach US$10.3 billion annually by 2021, according to new research. This is in comparison with an expected figure for 2015 of US$6.3 billion, SNL Kagan’s industry retransmission fee projects suggests. Retransmission fees, which see cable and satellite platforms pay networks to broadcast their channels, have become a […]

Pay TV channel business growing strongly in European markets

The pay TV channel business in Europe is continuing to grow in revenue terms in key markets, leading to increased interest in the European market from US programmers facing a slowing ad market and rising programming costs, according to analysis by SNL Kagan. The research group estimated that cable channel revenues in the UK grew […]

Netflix international growth ‘dramatic’

US-based streaming service Netflix has seen its international subscriber base “dramatically” grow since debuting outside the States in 2010, according to analysts. Research from SNL Kagan showed 30% of broadband homes in Netflix’s first international launch territory, Canada, now have the service, with the UK coming a “close second” in terms of penetration, and Brazil […]

US sees pay TV losses slow in second quarter

US pay TV service providers together lost 366,000 subscribers in the second quarter of this year, an 11% improvement on the loss posted for the same period a year ago, according to SNL Kagan. The research group said that combined cable, telco and satellite subscribers numbers remained 200,000 below the figure for the second quarter […]

Europe home to nine of the world’s top 20 IPTV operators

The world’s 20 Largest IPTV operators served 83% of global IPTV households last year, with nine of the top 20 located in Western Europe, according to SNL Kagan.  The research firm said that as of year-end 2012, the nine biggest IPTV operators in Western Europe served 17.5 million subscribers – 30.4% of the top 20 […]