Pay TV

‘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 […]

Consumers ‘spend more than ever on TV services’

The average consumer is spending “more than ever before” on TV services by combining pay TV, VOD and SVOD, according to Ampere Analysis. The Europe and North America study claims that viewers are building their own TV bundles from all the options available, rather than deserting their pay TV operators through cord cutting. In North […]

YouTube launches live TV streaming service

YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks. The service will be available across devices, includes a cloud […]

Pay TV grows in Spain

Pay TV penetration in Spain has grown by 10% over the last year, while 28% of the country’s installed base of TVs are now connected to the internet, up 17.3%, according to figures released by the country’s competition regulator, the CNMC. According to the CNMC, 26.7% of Spaniards said they took pay TV at the […]

Netflix growth ‘slowing’ in big European markets

US streaming service Netflix is seeing subs growth slow in major European territories, according to new research. Ovum’s latest European analysis and forecasts reveal that the SVOD service reveals a sharp uptake of Netflix as Netflix enters a market, before growth starts to tail off. There were also reassuring findings for traditional pay TV operators, […]

Amazon considers pay TV service

Amazon is reportedly exploring launching an online pay TV service and has approached major broadcasters about carrying their channels. According to a Bloomberg report, the e-retail giant has contacted companies including CBS and NBCUniversal, though negotiations are preliminary. Separately, Frost and Sullivan analyst Dan Rayburn, in a piece for StreamingMedia, claimed that Amazon has been […]

Flat growth forecast for European pay TV

Pay TV revenues will increase just 0.6% this year as subscribers move to bundled services, according to new forecasts from Digital TV Research. As customers sign up for double and triple play services, operators generate higher overall revenues per user, but the proportion commanded by TV decreases. Digital TV Research forecasts that region-wide revenues will […]

US pay TV numbers tipped to recover

The US pay TV market is set to return to growth in 2014 with subscriber numbers to climb slightly following a loss in 2013, according to new research by Strategy Analytics. The North American Digital Television Forecast: 1Q 2014 report claims that though the US pay TV market “has faced challenges for several years,” it […]