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Sky extends NBCU content deal

Sky has confirmed the extension of its long-standing partnership with NBCUniversal. The extensive multi-year agreements cover Sky Cinema and NBCUniversal International Networks’ (NBCUIN) suite of channel brands for Sky’s customers…

RDK adoption expands

Global adoption of the RDK (Reference Design Kit) software solutions that provide a common platform for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) for TV and Internet service providers is up 67 per…

Global pay-TV subs to reach 1.09bn

Forecasts from the Global Pay-TV Subscriber Forecasts report from Digital TV Research suggest a total of 134 million additional pay-TV subscribers between 2016 and 2022 to take the total 1.09…

US pay-TV sheds over half a million subs

US pay-TV sheds over half a million subs

The top 10 television service providers in the US lost 559,000 television customers between them in the first quarter of 2017, as reported by the informitv Multiscreen Index. That represents…

52% of Cord Cutters did so in last 2 years

52% of Cord Cutters did so in last 2 years

Findings from analyst firm The Diffusion Group suggest that more than half of Cord Cutters cancelled their legacy pay-TV service in the two calendar years of 2015 and 2016. It…

BT to cut 4,000 jobs and CEO bonus

UK’s BT is set to cut 4,000 jobs following a “challenging” year that has seen its chief executive stripped of his annual bonus amid a 19 per cent fall in…

Telefónica global pay-TV subs down 1.7%

The migration from satellite to IPTV has seen Telefónica’s pay-TV business report a 1.7 per cent decline in the number of global subscribers to 8.2 million in the first quarter…

Greek pay-TV tax kills growth

Greek pay-TV tax kills growth

Last year in June Greece slapped a special tax on pay-TV subscriptions. In essence the tax placed an extra 10 per cent on the existing combined subscription fee plus the…

Movistar+ leads Spain TV revenues

Movistar+, Telefonica’s IPTV platform, has become the largest TV operator in Spain in terms of revenues – ahead of both Mediaset and Atresmedia. According to the latest figures from the…

Global pay-TV revenues to peak in 2017

Global pay-TV revenues to peak in 2017

Global pay-TV revenues will peak in 2017 at $202 billion (€184bn), according to analysis firm Digital TV Research. However, no rapid decline will take place after 2017 as revenues will…