Bruce Leichtman

More bad news for US pay TV as losses double in 2017

In a week of bad news for the US’s largest pay TV providers – who represent about 95% of the market – new data shows they 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 […]

US satcasters suffer ‘biggest ever losses in Q2’

US satellite TV providers DirecTV and Dish suffered more combined subscriber losses in the second quarter of 2017 than in any previous quarter, according to Leichtman Research Group (LRG). The research found that the US’s main satellite TV providers lost about 435,000 subscribers in the second quarter of this year – compared to a gain […]

Netflix use in US tops DVR for the first time

For the first time, more US adults now report having Netflix in their home than a DVR, according to Leichtman Research. The new study found that 54% US adults have Netflix, while 53% have a DVR. By comparison, in 2011 Netflix usage stood at just 28%, while DVR ownership was 44%. “On-demand and time shifting […]

Pay TV firms lose 665,000 subs in Q2

IPTV providers’ losses – particularly those of AT&T – meant that the top eleven US pay TV operator lost 665,000 net subscribers in the second quarter, compared with a loss of 545,000 for the same period last year, according to figures compiled by Leichtman Research. The top telecom providers lost about 500,000 video subscribers in […]

US pay TV providers lost 385,000 subs last year

The 13 largest pay TV providers in the US, representing roughly 95% of the market, lost some 385,000 net video subscribers in 2015, according to Leichtman Research. The new report claims that the number of subscribers dropping their pay TV packages more than doubled in 2015 from a loss of about 150,000 subscribers in 2014, […]

US pay TV homes fall to 83%

Some 83% of all US households subscribe to a pay TV service, down from 87% in 2010 but up compared to the 2005 figure of 81%, according to new research. The Leichtman Research Group study claims that while the total number of subscribers to the main pay TV providers at the end of the second […]

Half of non-pay TV US consumers have Netflix

Some 36% of pay TV subscribers and 48% of non-subscribers now subscribe to Netflix, according to a US study by Leichtman Research Group. According to the ‘On-Demand TV 2014: A Nationwide Study on VOD and DVRs’ research, 36% of Netflix subscribers stream video daily and 72% do so weekly – up substantially from 2010 when […]

Half of US homes have connected TV

Some 49% of US households now have at least one TV set connected to the web, up from 38% in 2012 and 24% in 2010, according to new research by Leichtman Research Group. The firm – which counted TVs connected via a video game system, Blu-ray player, smart TV, or stand-alone device like Roku, Apple […]