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Analyst: Cord-cutting now a reality in Europe


Pay-TV cord-cutting is now an undeniable phenomenon in a large number of European markets as 12 countries witnessed a decline in overall pay TV uptake in the first quarter of 2014, according to IHS Technology’s latest European pay-TV Update. Six of these markets are seeing their second quarter of decline, suggesting a sustained softening of pay-TV across much of the […]

Brazil continues pay-TV enthusiasm

At the end of June Brazil’s pay-TV universe had grown another 210,000 subscribers during the month and taking the nation’s total to within a whisker 19 million, (18.97 million, or 29.02 per cent of TV homes. Carlos Slim-backed America Movil group (Claro/Embratel/Net) continues to dominate the market, with a 53.28 per cent share and 10.10 million customers.  In second place […]

APAC DTH opportunity ‘stellar in medium term’

DTH satellite pay-TV customers in Asia are expected to grow from 56.3 million in 2013 to more than 110 million by 2018, a strong CAGR of 14 per cent, according to new projections from leading industry analysts Media Partners Asia (MPA). Longer-term, DTH’s share of the total pay-TV market will almost double to 24 per cent as the DTH customer […]

Asia Pacific OTT TV to surge to $10bn

Asia Pacific online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks) will reach $10.19 billion in 2020; a huge increase from the $0.54 billion recorded in 2010 and $2.68 billion in 2013, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The OTT TV sector is on the brink of a huge take-off for the 14 countries covered in the Asia […]

STB market value $20bn in 2013

Global STB shipments in 2013 remained relatively stable, despite competition from other devices such as Smart TVs and Digital Media Adaptors, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. “In 2013, the STB market trade value totalled

India DTH sector to grow sales at 19% CAGR

India’s DTH satellite pay-TV sector remains a growth oriented industry with significant potential for strategic and financial investors, according to a report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The report forecasts that India’s DTH pay-TV sector will generate revenues of

MPA: India pay-TV grows 11% pa to 2018

Projections from industry analysts Media Partners Asia (MPA) indicate that India’s pay-TV industry will grow from $7.4 billion in revenue in 2013 to $12.3 billion by 2018, an average annual growth rate of 11 per cent. By 2023, MPA predicts that India’s pay-TV industry will generate revenues of approximately $16.4 billion. The Indian market is important because of its accessibility […]

Online ads still being bought as if TV

Videology, the video advertising platform, has released its second quarter 2014 findings on the video advertising market in the UK, which reveals that almost all online video advertisers are buying their ads in a TV-like way. “Reserved buying at a fixed CPM is now fully embedded as the way for advertisers to buy video,” said Rich Astley, UK managing director, […]

Pay-TV operator software spend down 5%

Pay TV Operator spending on middleware, conditional access, DRM and other elements of the pay-TV software contracted 5 per cent in North America and Western Europe during 2013, compared to 2012.This decrease was driven by classic end-to-end middleware functions, while newer experiential components—including guide technologies and interactivity—fared better. Further, the growth of pay-TV, especially in developing regions of

UHD TVs lack market penetration

Panasonic-Ultra HD

Ultra-HD TVs continued to make slow and steady inroads throughout the world, but their share of the overall flat-panel TV market remained minimal by the end of May, suggesting that Ultra-HD TV pricing in the market remains too high to gain meaningful share, according to a report from IHS Technology. Among the top 13 brands for

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