Home » Archives by category » Broadcast » Pay TV (Page 2)

Research: US pay-TV subs loss continues

Findings from analyst firm Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about 1,325,000 net…

Pay-TV transformation boosts Mediaset Q1

Italian broadcasting group Mediaset reported net revenues of €718.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to €839.2 million for the period January-March 2018. The Italian market accounted for…

Ofcom introduces ‘best deal’ rules

Ofcom introduces ‘best deal’ rules

Broadband, phone and TV customers must be told when their contract is coming to an end, and shown the best deals available, under new rules announced by UK comms regulator…

Research: 20% US homes access OTA broadcasts via antenna

Research from analysis firm Parks Associates shows that approximately 22 per cent of US broadband households use an antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts. Households with both antennas and pay-TV subscribe…

Study: Changed viewing habits ‘waste energy’

Study: Changed viewing habits ‘waste energy’

A study from university researchers looks behind closed doors to reveal how UK viewing habits are shifting away from traditional broadcasting with more data-intensive streaming options now the default for…

Movistar ups convergent package prices

Movistar ups convergent package prices

Movistar is to up its prices again, increasing the monthly subscription for its convergent packages. For the second time this year, the company will apply an increase between €2 and…

EC investigates Telia Bonnier acquisition

EC investigates Telia Bonnier acquisition

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting by Telia Company under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the…

IDC: Telco services market preparing for 5G impact

Worldwide spending on telecom services and pay-TV services totalled $1,615 billion in 2018, an increase of 0.8 per cent year over year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). Worldwide…

Sky reveals sports management changes

Sky reveals sports management changes

As it looks at new opportunities for growth as part of the Comcast family, Sky has revealed two major senior management changes with CEO Jeremy Darroch suggesting that one of…

All-EPL Champions League boosts BT Sport

All-EPL Champions League boosts BT Sport

Philip Jansen, the CEO of BT says the forthcoming all-English Champions League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool has led to a huge surge in interest for BT Sport. The…

Spain: Vodafone and Orange launch new apps

Vodafone and Orange Spain have both launched new apps to make their offers available across all devices and to make it easier to browse and watch content. Vodafone’s new app…

AEW’s Double or Nothing on ITV Box Office

AEW’s Double or Nothing on ITV Box Office

ITV has announced a partnership with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the newest wrestling promotion in the US, to broadcast the highly anticipated Double Or Nothing PPV event on its ITV…

StarTimes invests $220m in Nigeria

The MD of StarTimes Nigeria, David Zhang, has said the media group has invested more than $220 million (€196.3m) in Nigeria, and now employs more than 3000 staff in the…

Research: US pay-TV lost 1.28m subs in Q1 2019

Research: US pay-TV lost 1.28m subs in Q1 2019

The top 10 service providers in the US collectively lost over one-and-a-quarter million television subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, according to the informitv Multiscreen Index. AT&T moved to…

DISH Q1 revenue and subs dip

DISH Network, the US pay-TV broadcaster, has reported revenue totalling $3.19 billion for the quarter ending March 31st 2019, compared to $3.46 billion for the same period in 2018. Net…