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Forecast: Pay-TV revenues down $30bn by 2026

Global pay-TV revenues for 138 countries peaked in 2016 at $201 billion (€166bn), according to the Global Pay TV Revenue Forecasts from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Revenues will fall to $143 billion in 2026 from $173 billion in 2020 – despite the number of pay-TV subscribers rising by 15 million. US pay-TV revenues peaked […]

May 17, 2021

Analyst: APAC to reach 630m pay-TV subs

Asia Pacific will have 630 million pay-TV subscribers by 2026, up from 609 million at end-2020, according to the Asia Pacific OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. India will add 21 million. China and India together will have nearly 500 million subs. The number of TV households will grow […]

March 15, 2021

Research: US MSOs control 70% of fixed broadband

The eight top US MSOs collectively added 4.8 million fixed broadband customers in 2020 and now control approximately 69 per cent of the US fixed internet market. Leichtman Research Group says the 4.86 million total fixed broadband customers added last year by the 16 largest providers, accounting for 96 per cent of the US market, […]

March 4, 2021

Research: 60% US homes sub to pay-TV and SVoD

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 60 per cent of US TV households have both a pay-TV service and at least one SVoD service. In addition, 20 per cent of TV households have an SVoD service but not pay-TV, 14 per cent only have a pay-TV service, and 6 per cent have neither pay-TV […]

November 9, 2020

TDG: 23% US vMVPD subs also use legacy pay-TV

Research from TDG, a division of Screen Engine/ASI, has found that nearly one-quarter of US virtual pay-TV households also subscribe to a traditional cable, satellite, or telco pay-TV service. Dual-service use peaked at 37 per cent of vMVPD subscribers in 2018, a time when Sling TV dominated the landscape, leaving many users without live programming […]

June 11, 2020