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Survey: US households average 3 SVoD subscriptions

The proliferation of new streaming services is disrupting the traditional pay-TV market, as US streaming subscriptions have increased at 37.4 per cent per year from 2014 to 2020, according to Altman Solon’s 12th annual Consumer Video Survey. The survey found that the number of  streaming services subscriptions per household jumped from 2.1 in 2020 to […]

May 25, 2022

Omdia: UK SVoD growth despite squeeze

Reporting on the most up-to-date pay-TV and OTT research at the Connected TV World Summit in London, Omdia Senior Director Maria Rua Aguete told delegates that the number of people paying for video services in the UK had “increased 11 per cent over the last year and quarter on quarter since April 2021.” According to […]

May 24, 2022Colin Mann @ Connected TV World Summit

Spain’s biggest telcos lose 340k pay-TV subs

Spain’s largest telcos, Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange, have lost 341,000 pay TV customers in a year, according to Q4 2021 data. Telefónica saw the biggest losses, shedding 218,000 pay-TV customers. In the first quarter of 2022, it has deepened its losses losing another 70,000 customers to stand at 3.64 million subscribers. Its pay-TV platform Movistar […]

May 23, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Forecast: 800m APAC homes will have pay-TV by 2025

Although Asia Pacific is traditionally referred to as a mobile-driven region, the pandemic accelerated the importance taken by larger screens in the region, and 110 million additional pay-TV subscriptions are expected to be observed in the next 5 years, according to forecasts from Dataxis. As population is also expected to increase drastically, regional penetration rate […]

May 19, 2022

OSN relaunches with revamped line-up

Dubai-based OSN used the CabSat show in Dubai to relaunch its branded bundle of pay-TV channels. OSN says the relaunch includes refreshed on-screen branding and 18 exclusive curated channels with 9 new or revamped channels. In its statement, OSN says: [The new look] is designed to deliver a distinct and world-class scheduled TV experience, OSN […]

May 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Research: US pay-TV subs decline continues

Findings from Leichtman Research Group suggest that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing some 93 per cent of the market – lost about 1,955,000 net video subscribers in Q1 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 1,910,000 in Q1 2021, and 1,960,000 in Q1 2020. The top pay-TV providers now […]

May 18, 2022

Fitch: WBD JV neutral for BT’s rating

BT Group’s proposed joint venture with Warner Bros Discovery is neutral to BT’s rating, according to credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, who expect the impact on its credit metrics to be limited. “Deconsolidation of the JV should not affect the group’s EBITDA significantly, while the impact on net debt at transaction close is expected to […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann

BT, Warner Bros Discovery confirm sports JV

Following its announcement of exclusive discussions on February 3rd, BT Group has agreed a set of definitive agreements with Warner Bros Discovery to form a 50:50 joint venture company to create a new premium sport offering for the UK & Ireland and to transfer the operating businesses of BT Sport to Warner Bros Discovery By […]

May 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Movistar Q1: Pay-TV subs decline continues

Spain’s largest pay-TV platform Movistar lost 69,200 TV customers in the first quarter of the year, down to 3,647,200 subscribers. In a year, the company has lost 248,100 pay-TV customers, from 3,895,300 as of March 2021 to 3,647,200 in March 2022, substantially below its peak of 4,054,300 subscribers in March 2020. Convergent customers also decreased […]

May 12, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Liberty Global “stable” in Q1

Liberty Global, the multinational telco, has published its Q1 2022 financial results. CEO Mike Fries stated: “First, our thoughts go out to all those impacted by the war in Ukraine. I’m very proud of our operations and employees across Liberty Global for their devoted efforts to support those in need. While we all hope for […]

May 11, 2022