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Spain: Euskaltel split on national ambition

Spain: Euskaltel split on national ambition

Basque-Country cable operator Euskaltel is at a crossroads in deciding whether to stay local and consolidate its position in the north of Spain, or go national to compete with Movistar,…

Kagan: US pay-TV Q3 subs down 1.2m

Third-quarter results for US multichannel video subscriptions cut short a brief wave of optimism for the sector, according to Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. Accelerating…

Analyst: DTH drags down US Q3 pay-TV subs

Findings from research and analysis firm Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about…

Study: Thai pay-TV faces ISD piracy threat

Study: Thai pay-TV faces ISD piracy threat

A recent study of the content viewing behaviour of Thai consumers, commissioned by the Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), and conducted by YouGov, has revealed that…

Vodafone: Losing football in Spain takes toll

Vodafone: Losing football in Spain takes toll

The pay-TV football war is taken its toll on the performance of Vodafone Spain. In the first six months of FY 2018 (from April 1 to September 30), Vodafone Spain…

Sky Sports adds Premier League ‘near live’ and mobile clips

Sky Sports adds Premier League ‘near live’ and mobile clips

From the 2019/20 season, Sky Sports will provide ‘near-live’ extended Premier League highlights and mobile clip rights to its package so subscribers in the UK and Ireland can follow every…

Regulator: ‘SABC, Multichoice deal a merger’

South African regulator the Competition Commission has found that public broadcaster the South African Broadcasting Corporation and pay-TV operator MultiChoice have implemented a merger transaction, without notifying the Commission, in…

Big TV Festival grows for 2019

Big TV Festival grows for 2019

After the success of the inaugural Big TV Festival – which showcases commercial TV’s cultural influence and power as a business partner for brands – earlier in 2018, UK broadcasters…

Ofcom: Virgin Media tops pay-TV complaints

Ofcom: Virgin Media tops pay-TV complaints

Ofcom has published the latest league tables on the complaints it receives about the UK’s major providers of telecoms and pay-TV services. Overall, complaints about broadband, landline, mobile and pay-TV…

Spain: Pay-TV up, DTT down

Significant pay-TV growth (631,000 new subscribers in a year) is having a negative impact on FTA DTT in Spain. According to the CNMC, FTA DTT consumption fell to a record…

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