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Kagan: Five services account for 84% of European SVOD subscriptions

Five subscription video-on-demand services accounted for around 84% of active paid subscriptions in the European market at the end of last year, according to Kagan research. Breaking down the usage of various services, The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group said that, as of the fourth quarter of 2018, Netflix accounted for 52% of online video […]

S&P: half of fixed-line broadband homes in APAC get speeds of 100 Mbps

Roughly half of all fixed-broadband households in the Asia-Pacific region have a connection with download speeds of 100 Mbps or greater, according to Kagan. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group found that as of the first half of 2018, 49.3% of fixed broadband households across 14 markets could access these broadband speeds, equating to […]

Kagan: OTT video trend highlights the need for fibre

The popularity of streaming services like Netflix, coupled with increased competition for broadband speed, are strong reasons for operators in Western Europe to up their fibre efforts, according to Kagan. The TMT arm of S&P Global Market Intelligence said that fibre progress to date has been slow due to factors including high rollout costs, a […]

Kagan: North America and Asia the most active video markets

North America and Asia are the most active mobile video markets in the world, according to new report by Kagan, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence. The study, which looked at 159 mobile network operators across the world found that in the Asia-Pacific and North/South American regions, 86% of operators offer mobile video services. […]

Kagan: Nigeria accounts for 29% of African multichannel subscribers

Nigeria accounted for 29% of Africa’s multichannel subscribers and 22.4% of its TV households at the end of 2017, according to Kagan, S&P Global Market Intelligence. The country profile report estimates that Nigeria’s multichannel market had more than 27 million TV households and more than 6.9 million pay TV subscribers at the end of last […]

US broadcast M&A reaches new heights

US broadcast station mergers and acquisitions (M&A) raised US$5.11 billion in the second quarter of 2018 with over $5.01 billion attributed to TV station sales, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. This is the largest quarterly deal volume since the second quarter of 2007, according to the research group. The news arrives as consolidation of […]

Bosnian pay TV market on the up, Says Kagan S&P

With growth fuelled by demand for triple-play services and premium content, the Balkan market of Bosnia and Herzegovina has grown by 60% over the last five years, according to a new report from Kagan, S&P Global Market Intelligence. As a result, says the research firm, pay TV penetration reached 74% as of year-end 2017. As […]

Kagan: US pay TV subscriptions down 3.7% in 2017

Traditional US pay TV subscriptions dropped by 3.7% in 2017 to 94 million, despite a slowdown in subscription losses in the fourth quarter, according to Kagan data. The S&P Global Market Intelligence group said that combined, cable, satellite and telco subscriptions are now down approximately 7.4 million from their peak in 2012. However, when you […]

Kagan: 37.2m US households to go broadband only by 2022

The number of broadband-only households in the US is set to grow from 19.0 million in 2017 to 37.2 million by 2022, according to estimates from Kagan. The S&P Global Market Intelligence media research group said that its expects broadband-only homes – or households without a traditional multichannel video package but a subscription to wireline […]

Poland the ‘top European market for OTT TV’

A higher proportion of people watch over-the-top video on their home TV sets in Poland than in five other major European markets and the US, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The research found that 81% of adult internet users polled in Poland said they watch streamed video on their TV sets, compared to 79% […]