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Report: Market underestimating broadcast declines

A report from analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) cautions that while cord-cutting in the US reached new heights during Q2 2022 trading announcements, the market may be “underestimating the structural declines in linear cable and broadcast network viewership which will pressure near-term advertising revenues”. MN describes the 39 per cent year-on-year declines in total day broadcasting […]

August 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nielsen: Streaming viewing passes cable

Nielsen has revealed that streaming usage surpassed cable in July to claim the largest share of US television viewing for the first time, according to The Gauge, Nielsen’s monthly total TV and streaming snapshot. Streaming represented a record 34.8 per cent share of total television consumption, while cable and broadcast came in at 34.4 per […]

August 19, 2022

Canada: Rogers, Shaw sell mobile division

Canada’s two giant cable distribution companies, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, have agreed to sell their jointly-owned Freedom Mobile business to Quebecor’s subsidiary Videotron. The deal is expected to open up permissions for Rogers and Shaw to themselves merge their operations. The proposed merger – announced more than a year ago in March 2021 – […]

August 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

UK: Cheaper broadband for struggling families

Broadband bills could be cut for millions of low-income households under UK Government plans to encourage ‘social tariffs’. A new service, which will be run by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), will allow Internet service providers to verify – with customers’ permission – whether they are in receipt of a relevant benefit and […]

August 15, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: 670K US broadband adds in Q2

Findings from Leichtman Research Group suggest that the largest cable and wireline phone providers and fixed wireless services in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 670,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in Q2 2022, compared to a pro forma gain of about 1,000,000 subscribers in Q2 2021. […]

August 15, 2022

Research: T-Mobile to top US 5G FWA connections

In 2020, 22 per cent of US households did not have access to fixed broadband. This number will be reduced to almost 1 per cent by the end of 2027, according to Counterpoint Research’s latest USA 5G FWA and CPE Ecosystem Analysis and Forecast Report. More than half of the US households that utilise VDSL/cable […]

August 8, 2022

Liberty Global, Telefónica, InfraVia UK fibre JV

Liberty Global, Telefónica Infra, S.L.U, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spanish telco Telefónica, together with infrastructure and technology investment specialist InfraVia Capital Partners, are to set up a new Joint Venture (JV) that will roll out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to greenfield premises across the UK. The partnership will initially roll out fibre to 5 million homes […]

July 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Liberty Global Q2: “Well positioned”

Converged broadband, video and mobile communications services company Liberty Global has announced its Q2 2022 financial results. CEO Mike Fries stated, “Despite an increasingly difficult macroeconomic environment developing throughout the second quarter, demand for connectivity remains high and we are well positioned to execute on our strategic and financial goals. In each of our core […]

July 29, 2022

Analysis: Inflation risks cable video churn

US consumers looking to cut costs amid soaring inflation could ditch cable video services in even larger droves, even as they migrate over to discounted cable wireless offerings, according to Sydney Price and Darakhshan Nazir, analysts at Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. Traditional video has been on a rapid decline […]

July 28, 2022

Research: Aggregators valuable to consumers

Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Monetization of Video study, tracking which TV providers US consumers feel provide the best value, and which attributes make one provider more valuable than another, highlights the value of platforms that can simplify an ever-more complex TV ecosystem. Almost all who access all their providers in one place say it makes […]

July 26, 2022