US pay TV pricing out subscribers – TiVo

Price continues to drive North American pay TV subscribers to cut their services, while more than fourth fifths of people said they would like to pay for only the channels that they watch, according to new research by TiVo. The company’s Q4 2017 Online Video and Pay TV Trends Report found that 49% of respondents […]

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 […]

HBO tops pay list as US subs get selective

HBO is the channel consumers in the US and Canada are willing to pay the most for, and 80% of consumers only want to pay for the channels they actually watch, according to TV technology outfit TiVo’s Q2 2017 Video Trends Report. According to the report, Game of Thrones network HBO tops the ranking of […]

‘93% of North American pay TV subs use SVOD’

Some 93% of pay TV subscribers in North America also use one of more subscription video-on-demand services, according to TiVo research. TiVo’s Q1 2017 Video Trends Report found that 65.6% of North American respondents in total use one or more SVOD services – up 4.9%year-on-year and 16.5% over three years. Netflix remained the most popular […]

Discovery invests in second screen app WinView

Discovery Communications has contributed to a US$12 million funding round raised by second-screen live sports prediction platform WinView. Former TiVo chairman, president and CEO Tom Rogers, who is currently executive chairman of WinView, was responsible for driving the Series B funding round. Graham Holdings Company, Ted Leonsis’ Monumental Sports and Entertainment and boutique investment bank […]

TiVo adds ‘Netflix button’

TiVo has struck a deal with Netflix that will see the streaming service further integrated into the DVR and TV tech firm’s settops and a Netflix button added to TiVo remote controls. Shares in US-listed TiVo spiked on the news before settling to end slightly up on the previous day. The Netflix-friendly settop and remote […]

FCC votes to ‘unlock the box’

American media regulator the FCC has approved plans that will allow software, devices, and other solutions to compete with the set-top boxes in a bid to “tear down anti-competitive barriers”. The Federal Communications Commission said the proposal offers a framework to “unlock the box”, giving more choices to the “99% US pay TV subscribers” that […]

Aereo assets fetch under $2m

The assets of OTT TV service Aereo have been sold to three buyers for a combined sum of under US$2 million. This effectively brings to an end the story of Aereo, which went up against the US broadcasters in court over the right to stream their broadcast signals and lost last year. Television technology company […]

Liberty has 500,000 on Horizon

Liberty Global’s advanced TV platform Horizon passed the milestone of half a million subscribers in the combined markets of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany in the second quarter. The Horizon total strengthens the cable operator’s performance in TV and limits the churn of TV subscribers, according to the company. Overall, Liberty Global sold an additional […]

Swedish cable launch for Netflix

Subscription video-on-demand service Netflix is available on Swedish cable operator Com Hem’s TiVo platform as of today. Netflix will be included in TiVo as an app, givingSwedish viewers to chance to view series including Hemlock Grove, Arrested Development, Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad. The second season on Netflix original House of Cards […]

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