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TiVo IPTV platform expands into EMEA

Entertainment technologist TiVo, which has been offering its IPTV Platform to pay-TV operators and telcos across North and Latin America for nearly five years, is now extending its reach to include EMEA. TiVo’s IPTV Platform is an end-to-end solution which seamlessly integrates secure real-time content delivery with highly personalised user experiences. This expansion is aimed […]

August 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: US pay-TV providers lost 1.7m subs in Q2

Leichtman Research Group (LRG) reports that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – lost about 1,730,000 net video subscribers in Q2 2023, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 1,725,000 in Q2 2022. The top pay-TV providers now account for about 71.9 million […]

August 16, 2023

Forecast: Indonesia pay-TV revs to reach $1.5bn in 2027

The pay-TV service revenue in Indonesia is set to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 per cent from $1.2 billion (€1bn) in 2022 to $1.5 billion in 2027, with the continued rise in pay-TV accounts and no obvious cord cutting trend seen in the country, forecasts data and analytics company GlobalData. […]

July 26, 2023

Research: Consumers have reached peak TV

The era of ‘peak TV’ is ending, and providers face substantial headwinds which may constrain subscriber growth, according to Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Monetization of Video survey, which indicates most consumers are now either at or near their maximum number of TV sources, and are not actively looking to spend more money on video entertainment. […]

July 11, 2023

Data: Half of Spaniards have pay-TV

Close to half (49.4 per cent) of Spaniards are currently subscribed to a pay-TV service, according to CNMC’s latest Panel de Hogares survey. The majority of subscribers access pay-TV within a convergent package (formed by four or five services) and through a fibre optic connection. In 2022, Spaniards paid less for their convergent packages. On […]

June 19, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: US pay-TV slump gathers pace

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – lost about 2,215,000 net video subscribers in 1Q 2023, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 1,850,000 in 1Q 2022, higher than in any previous quarter. The top pay-TV […]

May 18, 2023

Research: EMEA telcos look beyond traditional services

Spending on telecom services and pay-TV services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) increased by 2.4 per cent year on year in 2022, reaching $449 billion (€413bn), according to the Worldwide Semiannual Telecom Services Tracker published by International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC forecasts EMEA spending on telecom and pay-TV services will increase by […]

May 17, 2023

Arrests in pay-TV piracy conspiracy

A man and woman have been arrested in Tuxford, in the East Midlands of the UK, in connection with a suspected multi-million pound conspiracy to provide illegal access to pay-TV services, including Sky. The pair were detained on suspicion of money laundering offences and conspiracy to defraud Sky. A number of digital devices seized from […]

May 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: Telecom, pay-TV services spend to rise

Worldwide spending on reached $1.47 trillion (€1.34trn) in 2022, increasing by 2.2 per cent year over year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Telecom Services Tracker. IDC expects Worldwide spending on telecom and pay-TV services will increase by 2 per cent next year and reach a total of $1.54 trillion. The latest […]

May 9, 2023

Italy: Number of TV channels drops

Italian households had the potential of receiving 343 TV channels on DTT and satellite in 2022, down from 413 in 2021, distributed by over 100 broadcasters, of which 80 based in Italy. The annual survey by Confindustria Radio Televisioni (CRTV), shows that 292 channels were owned by broadcasters based in Italy, of which 106 distributed […]

April 21, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome