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 losses double in 2017

The largest pay TV providers in the US – representing about 95% of the market – lost almost twice as many net video subscribers in 2017 as they did in 2016, according to new research. The Leichtman Research Group report claims that the top pay TV providers lost about 1,495,000 net video subscribers in 2017, […]

US pay TV subscriber numbers to fall 20% between 2012-2023

The number of traditional pay TV subscribers in the US peaked in 2012 and is set to drop by 20% between 2012 and 2023, according to a new study. Digital TV Research’s North America Pay TV Forecasts report claims that traditional pay TV subscriber numbers in the US hit a peak of 100.3 million in […]

Scientology launches its own TV channel

The Church of Scientology has created a thematic TV channel in the US. The Scientology Network will launch at 20:00 Eastern Time today, on DirecTV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku, according to a dedicated web page. US trades confirmed the carriage deals with the platforms, though DTVE sister title TBI could not ratify […]

Futuresource: 125 million SVOD subscriptions in the US

There are now 125 million subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) subscriptions in the US, according to Futuresource. The research firm said that while consumer spend on SVOD is still just 10% of the total pay TV market, further growth is expected in 2018. This will be driven by continued growth in established SVOD services and the quick […]

Fox confirms launch of ‘opinion platform’ Nation

21st Century Fox has confirmed reports that it is to launch a standalone Fox News opinion-focused US streaming service. The plan was first reported by the New York Times. Fox Nation is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of the year. The service will include exclusive content and access to over 20 years of […]

Caavo launches unified TV box

US set-top box start-up, Caavo, has launched the first 5,000 units of its unified home entertainment box. The device was built with a vision of “simplifying TV”. It connects different TV inputs and services – including live TV, DVR and streaming apps – and offers universal search across them. The box has a voice-enabled remote, […]

Comcast looking again at Fox after higher bid was rejected – report

Comcast made an offer last year for 21st Century Fox that was significantly higher than Disney’s successful bid, and may make a fresh move to acquire the company, or its European pay TV arm Sky, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal, citing unnamed sources, reports that Comcast made a bid for Fox that […]

SES and Intelsat move to protect C-band with joint plan

Satellite operators SES and Intelsat have teamed up to propose the joint use of C-band capacity by satellite and terrestrial mobile operators in the US to the FCC. The operators want to the array of established satellite services in the 3700-4200 MHz C-band downlink spectrum while opening a specified portion of that spectrum for terrestrial […]

ABOX42 teams up with Singularity

Germany-based set-top provider ABOX42 has teamed up with US-based TV technology outfit Singularity to market a joint TV-everywhere solution for the US, Canadian and South and Central American markets. ABOX42 has integrated its Smart STB platform with Singularity’s HTML5-based middleware to support IPTV and OTT multiscreen services with features such as live, catch-up, restart, and […]

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