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Forecast: E Europe to add 9m digital pay-TV subs

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Eastern Europe will decline by 8 million from 81 million in the peak year of 2018 to 74 million in 2029 according to the Eastern Europe Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. However, 2018 included 17 million analogue cable subscribers, which will drop to zero […]

March 21, 2024

FCC votes for pay-TV pricing transparency

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted new rules requiring cable and satellite TV providers to specify the ‘all-in’ price clearly and prominently for video programming service in their promotional materials and on subscribers’ bills. The FCC aims to eliminate the misleading practice of describing video programming costs as a tax, fee, or surcharge. This updated […]

March 15, 2024By Colin Mann

Research: Revenue worries beset streamers

Digital video experiences and security specialist Irdeto, in partnership with Caretta Research, has released research that explores the current state of the video streaming market, with increasing revenues remaining a major challenge for service providers. Focused on how pay-TV, telco and streaming operators can build profitable video streaming platforms, Irdeto and Caretta’s research reveals the […]

March 14, 2024

Forecast: Cord-cutting to hit W Europe pay-TV

Western Europe will lose nearly 9 million pay-TV subscribers between 2023 and 2029 to reach 93 million – down by 8 per cent, according to the Western Europe Pay-TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. This is nowhere near as bad as the US as pay-TV penetration will still be 53 per cent […]

March 11, 2024

Forecast: LatAm pay-TV flattens

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Latin America will stay at 53 million to 54 million, according to the Latin America Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. This is down from the peak of 73 million in 2017. Brazil lost 9 million subscribers between 2015 and 2023, but will ‘only’ lose […]

February 29, 2024

Analysis: US streaming revenues set to pass pay-TV

Research from Ampere Analysis finds that total revenues from streaming (including advertising revenue from hybrid streaming subscription tiers) will overtake revenues from pay-TV subscriptions in the US for the first time in Q3 2024. The new analysis comes from Ampere’s continuously updated Markets Operators data service. Streaming will continue to race ahead as traditional pay-TV […]

February 26, 2024

Forecast: N America pay-TV subs to plummet

The number of pay-TV subs in Canada and the US will fall from 111 million in 2015 to 60 million in 2029, according to the North America Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The US will lose 51 per cent of its total (down by 49 million), with Canada down by […]

February 23, 2024

Sky raising prices in April

Sky has announced that, from April 1st, its broadband and pay-TV customers will see the cost of their subscription package rise by an average of 6.7 per cent. In a blog post, Devesh Raj, Chief Operating Officer at Sky, said: “It’s never welcome news that the cost of products and services are increasing, especially at […]

February 7, 2024

Report: European video distributors bet on Total TV

Two-thirds of European video distributors expect to generate a key part of their Total TV (linear and digital) ad revenue from linear investments, according to a study from Telecommunications, Media, and Technology strategy firm Altman Solon. Altman Solon analysed the Total TV advertising ecosystem in several of Europe’s largest markets, including the UK, Germany and […]

February 1, 2024

Forecast: MENA pay-TV to lose $1.6bn

MENA’s pay-TV revenues will fall by $1.6 billion (€1.46bn) between peak year 2016 and 2029, mainly as a result of the OTT push and widespread piracy, according to the Middle East and North Africa Pay-TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Pay-TV revenues for 20 MENA countries will drop by 43 per cent […]

January 22, 2024