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920m global pay-TV subs by year end

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The worldwide pay-TV market is expected to surpass 920 million subscribers by the end of 2014 according to ABI Research. Overall, pay-TV average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to drop slightly due to increasing price competition, but at a lower rate compared to the ARPU drop in 2013. “The growing number of HD subscribers as well as major sporting […]

AMC takes $200m BBC AMERICA stake

AMC Networks the global entertainment company behind acclaimed series The Walking Dead, Mad Men, and Rectify, is paying $200 million for a 49.9 per cent share of the BBC AMERICA channel.  The agreement is structured as a long-term equity joint venture, with BBC Worldwide retaining 50.1 per cent. AMC Networks will have operational control of BBC AMERICA, including affiliate and […]

Aereo hit by nationwide injunction

Online entertainment streaming service Aereo, which suspended its operations June 28th following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters, has been dealt a further legal blow. “Following the Supreme Court’s decision, this Circuit’s law with respect to Aereo’s live or near-live retransmission no longer conflicts with the law of its sister circuits,” Judge Alison Nathan ordered in […]

Pay-TV booms in Central America

Pay-TV is booming in the Central America region, with Honduras subscribers growing 23.24 per cent year-on-year, according to Dataxis’ numbers (in the period to June 30th). Honduras ended the period with a total of 640,000 pay-TV subs out of a population of some 8 million. Honduras is not alone. Other Central American markets which experienced significant year-on-year growth level were […]

Increased costs for South Africa’s DSO

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Figures released by South Africa’s National Treasury suggest that the country’s postponed migration to digital TV is continuing to cost hundreds of millions of Rand. The migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television featured prominently in the Budget Vote for Communications following the release of South Africa’s medium-term budget policy statement. It was highlighted that R620 million (€43.2m) would be […]

YouView adds iPlayer, BBC Red Button

Customers of on demand service YouView now have access to more BBC programmes with the introduction of new BBC iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button. Customers will be able to watch exclusive BBC iPlayer programmes and discover content more easily. The refreshed look and feel offers new categories including comedy, arts, history and music. In addition, YouView customers will be […]

Gartner: Dominance of pay-TV masks VoD growth

While pay-TV is the biggest segment of the overall consumer video services market, accounting for 96.3 per cent of total spending in 2014 and 94.2 percent by 2018, subscription video on demand (S-VoD) is a growing market. Fernando Elizalde, principal research analyst at Gartner, was quizzed about the current and future state of the S-VoD market and how consumers’ behaviours […]

VoD, HD fuels LatAm pay-TV growth

The Latin American pay-TV services market is expected to continue its growth trajectory due to the rise in paid subscriptions for DTH TV. The demand for value-added services such as HD and VoD is further spurring market development. Innovative commercialisation models including prepaid plans and multiple-play bundles add to market revenues. Analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market […]

Ofcom completes Channel 5 sale review

Ofcom has published its ‘change of control’ review following the sale of Channel 5 to Viacom. Ofcom is required by law to carry out a ‘change of control’ review if there is a change of ownership of Channel 5. Ofcom’s review considers the effect, or likely effects, of the change of control of Channel 5 on the time allocated to […]

MTG Q3 boosted by pay-TV

Sweden’s MTG has posted a higher than expected Q3 core profit and said it still expected higher sales and operating margin for its Nordic pay-TV business this year. Operating profit excluding associated companies and non-recurring items rose to 215 million Swedish crowns ($29.5 million) from a 162 million a year ago. In a statement, the company said: “This was another […]

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