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South Africa says DStv monopoly must be broken

South Africa’s ruling political party, the African National Congress (ANC), has issued a White Paper ahead of its national party conference at the end of June, saying that a new…

Fox Sky bid referred to EC

Fox Sky bid referred to EC

Karen Bradley, the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, is to refer 21st Century Fox’s bid to acquire the 61 per cent of pay-TV operator Sky it…

Canada: Cord-cutting at record levels

Canada: Cord-cutting at record levels

Canada’s publicly traded television service providers as a whole continued to lose a record number of TV subscribers in 2016 but the trends shifted as the cable companies lost considerably…

Analyst: 22% US homes non-pay-TV users

According to a report from analyst firm The Diffusion Group, the proportion of US broadband households not subscribing to a Legacy Pay-TV (LPTV) service has more than doubled in the…

Africa pay-TV revenue to reach $6bn in 2021

According to data from Dataxis for the year ending 2016, Africa pay-TV subscribers stand at approximately 18.7 million subscribers which represent an increase of approximately 2 million subscribers compared to…

OSN adds 14 online channels

Dubai-based pay-TV operator is adding 14 live-streaming channels to its OSN Play ‘catch-up’ system. It takes the total to 32 channels and OSN says they will be more before this…

US pay-TV providers shed 1m subs in 2016

The top 10 television service providers in the US lost 937,000 television customers between them in 2016, according to the informitv Multiscreen Index. They collectively account for 88.69 million television…

Leonardi takes Mediaset Premium helm

Mediaset has appointed Marco Leonardi as the new CEO of its under-performing pay-TV unit, Mediaset Premium. Leonardi, who currently holds the title of head of acquisition and sales rights at…

CTA: Streaming viewers equal pay-TV subs

CTA: Streaming viewers equal pay-TV subs

For the first time ever, the percentage of free or paid streaming video subscribers in the US (68 per cent) has caught up to the number of paid TV subscribers…

Fox: “Government media plurality report flawed”

21st Century Fox has described officials at the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as being “simplistic” in their analysis of the potential impact of Fox’s bid to take…