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APAC telco and pay TV market to see highest growth between 2019-24

The global telecom and pay TV market is set to see the most success in the APAC region over the next five years. According to analytics firm GlobalData, this growth will be in part thanks to conducive telecom policies and rapid mobile and fibre network rollouts.  A specific example cited is mobile data revenues in […]

Leichtman: US pay TV losses slow in Q2

The largest pay TV providers in the US – representing about 95% of the market – lost 415,000 net video subscribers in the second quarter, marking their lowest combined Q2 loss since 2014. This is according to Leichtman Research, which said the subscriber losses incurred by the US operators this year compared to a larger […]

Massive partners with Evergent and Google Cloud on OTT solution

Video experience company Massive has partnered with Evergent and Google to create a solution that will allow telco partners to launch a la carte content bundles to subscribers. The service is a white label, fully-managed, over-the-top (OTT) video solution targeted at operator partners that is underpinned by Google’s Cloud platform. It is designed to give […]

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 […]

US pay TV providers lost 405,000 video subscribers in Q3

The largest pay TV providers in the US lost about 405,000 net video subscribers in the third quarter of 2017, compared to a loss of about 250,000 subscribers in Q3 2016. This is according to Leichtman Research Group, which analysed stats for cable, satellite and telco operators in the US that account for 92.2 million […]

Vimpelcom rebrands as Veon, sets new company direction

Russian service provider VimpelCom has rebranded to Veon as part of its efforts to transform itself “from a telco to a global tech company”. Veon said it is undergoing a “reinvention” based around the rollout of its new Veon-branded internet platform – a service that it launched in Italy in Q4 2016 and now aims […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.” […]

Eircom TV service gains traction

Irish telco, Eircom, said that its TV service continued to gain traction in the quarter ending March 31 with 37,000 TV customers, representing 26% of its consumer fibre base.  Announcing results for its fiscal third quarter, the operator said that 22% of customers now have TV/mobile bundles and that the rollout of its next generation […]