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Digital TV Research: MENA pay TV ARPU in decline

Pay TV revenues are set to grow in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) between 2017 and 2023 but at a lower rate than subscription numbers, according to Digital TV Research. The Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report said the figures indicate that average revenues per user (ARPU) must be falling […]

Dataxis: global pay TV subscribers grew by 60m last year

Global pay TV subscriber numbers grew by 60 million between the third quarter of 2016 and Q3 2017, according to new research by Dataxis. The study said that the total worldwide number of pay TV subscribers climbed from 1.013 billion in Q3 2016 to 1.073 billion in Q3 2017, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) […]

Orange hopes millennials relish low-cost Pickle TV

Orange has launched a new low-cost ad-free TV service aimed at millennials that will be available to its TV and mobile customers and will incorporate Canal+ mobile short-form offering Studio+, as well as eSports and music services. The new service, Pickle TV, aimed at 15-35 year-olds, will be available across all screens and will cost […]

PwC: Netflix as popular as pay TV in the US

Netflix uptake is now as strong as pay TV use in the US, with 73% of Americans taking each type of subscription offering, according to new research by PwC. The survey found that the proportion of US respondents who subscribe to pay TV has fallen from 79% in 2015 and 76% in 2016 to 73% […]

TiVo survey: US consumers want skinny bundles

Desire for à la carte skinny bundles fuelled by frustration at the amount they are forced to pay remains the number one factor that would convince North American pay TV subscribers to stay with their provider, according to TiVo’s latest quarterly Online Video and Pay TV Trends report. At the same time,  a growing number […]

OTT & pay TV revenues to near $300bn – research

Pay TV and OTT revenues, including SVOD and download-to-own, will bring in close to US$300 billion by 2022, according to new research. Digital TV Research’s OTT and Pay TV Forecasts reports predicts the combined total will grow from US$239 billion in 2016 to reach US$283 billion in five years’ time. The contribution of OTT revenues, […]

US legacy pay TV services ‘to lose 26% of subs by 2030’

US pay TV providers will lose 26% of their legacy subscriber base by 2030 amid growing competition from virtual pay TV providers, according to The Diffusion Group (TDG). The research and advisory firm said it expects legacy multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to experience “considerable subscriber losses” in the coming years. TDG tips legacy pay […]

‘Top 50 services dominating pay TV’

The world’s top 50 pay TV operators account for two thirds of pay TV customers globally, with 15 operators having over 10 million subscribers apiece, according to new research. According to Digital TV Research’s Global Pay TV Operator Databook, China Radio & TV – the post-consolidation Chinese cable and pay TV giant – is the […]

Global pay TV revenue growth ‘slows significantly’

Global pay TV revenue growth slowed significantly last year, with North American revenue speaking in 2015 and emerging markets contributing much of the growth between 2010 and 2016, according to new research. According to Digital TV Research’s Global Pay TV Revenue Databook, pay TV revenues across of 138 countries increased by US$32 billion between 2010-2016. […]

Global pay TV numbers ‘to pass 1bn’

The global number of pay TV subscribers will rise by 134 million between 2016 and 2022, driven largely by gains in Asia Pacific, according to Digital TV Research. The new research claims that the total number of pay TV subscribers will climb 959 million in 2016 to 1.09 billion in 2022, after passing the one […]

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