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Top 50 operators dominate global pay-TV subs

Top 50 operators dominate global pay-TV subs

Pay-TV subscriptions for 522 operators reached 839 million in 2016 – or 87 per cent of the 959 million global subscribers. The top 50 operators accounted for two-thirds of the…

Sky Sports channels revamp extends choice

As anticipated, Sky Sports is expanding its service with 10 sports channels, aimed at giving customers more choice, at no extra cost. The line-up will include new channels dedicated to…

Spain: DTT lobbies for market position

In view of the new digital dividend – to be completed in 2020 – and the increasing popularity of pay-TV with 6 million subscribers, Spanish FTA DTT Association Television en…

Sling TV has 2m subs

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network spin-off, Sling TV, has more than 2 million subscribers, according to data from ComScore. Dish Network itself does not break out its OTT subsidiary’s numbers. Sling…

TiVo, Foxtel renew IP licence deal

TiVo, Foxtel renew IP licence deal

Entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo and Australian pay-TV platform Foxtel have signed a multi-year intellectual property (IP) licence renewal. This agreement offers Foxtel ongoing access to TiVo’s entertainment…

Research: Australians embrace new content and platform options

Research: Australians embrace new content and platform options

The Q1 (January-March) 2017 Australian Video Viewing Report – from audience research bodies Regional TAM, OzTAM and Nielsen – shows video viewing behaviour continues to shift with growing content, device…

Egyptian content pirates sentenced

Egyptian content pirates sentenced

Digital platform security specialist Irdeto and video entertainment services provider MultiChoice Africa Limited (MAL) have confirmed that three content pirates have been sentenced in Cairo, Egypt. The sentencing follows multiple…

Telefónica TV for all Fusión subs

Telefónica TV for all Fusión subs

Telefónica is adding its TV service to all Movistar Fusión packages as it seeks to migrate all its ADSL customers to optic fibre between now and 2020. The company has…

Spain: RTVE to charge pay-TV operators for its content

RTVE, the Spanish public broadcaster, is seeking to get more money from pay-TV operators by forcing them to pay for its TV series and movies they offer through its catch-up…

Global TV subscriptions slow down

Global TV subscriptions slow down

The 100 leading television services in the informitv Multiscreen Index gained 3.46 million subscribers between them in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 0.79 per cent. In the same period in 2016 the increase…