Cord cutting

Western Europe ‘safe from cord cutting’

The Western European pay TV market will avoid  “the curse of cord-cutting” and still gain subscribers between 2016 and 2022, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report predicts that Western Europe will cross the 100 million pay TV subscriber mark in June this year and climb to 106 million in 2022.  Overall, between […]

Millenials shun traditional pay TV

Millennials are the group most likely to cut the cord, or to have never had a traditional pay TV subscription, a survey of 25,000 US consumers reveals. The GfK MRI survey shows that Millennials account for 43% of the cordless population in the US. It added that almost a third of Millennials have shunned pay […]

US cable posts strong start to 2015

US cable delivered a stronger performance in the first quarter of this year, losing only 132,900 subscribers, but the number of homes without any form of pay TV subscription is expected to continue to grow over the next five years, according to research by IHS. According to the research group, pay TV operators have improved […]

US cable ‘needs to change’ in face of industry shift

Cable TV is a “legacy model” that is “under threat” meaning US cablers need to change the way they offer television services, according to new research. US mobile technology company Marchex analysed data from over a million calls to to US cable companies to shed light on what consumers are willing to pay for. Noting […]

Cord-cutting takes hold in Europe

Pay TV subscribers are in declining across a large part of Europe as well as the US as customers cut the cord in favour of other services, according to new research. ‘Cord-cutting’ has previously been thought of as a largely US phenomenon, but research house IHS has identified twelve European countries that have suffered an […]

15% of US broadband users will soon ‘cut the cord’

Some 15% of US broadband users that subscribe to a legacy cable, satellite or telco pay TV service are “to varying degrees” likely to cancel their service in the next six months, according to new research. The Diffusion Group (DFG) study into cord cutting claims that though the US incumbent pay TV operators had a […]

Pay TV customers flock to online video

Just over one million US pay TV customers cut the cord in favour of online video last year, according to a report by Convergence Consulting. About 1.1 million US customers cancelled their pay TV services in favour of online video options and free-to-air TV last year, according to the Toronto-based group. Convergence Consulting said that […]