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Forecast: MENA to add 2m pay-TV subs by 2028

The number of pay-TV subscribers in 20 MENA countries will increase from 17.32 million in 2022 to 19.20 million in 2028, according to the Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Legitimate pay-TV penetration will remain at only 19 per cent. IPTV subscribers overtook pay satellite TV […]

January 23, 2023

US local TV measurement study launched

TV industry bodies the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), the 4A’s and the TVB are launching a joint study focused on developing an action plan for supporting the evolution of local TV measurement in the US market. The initiative will involve an extensive programme of research, consultation, and engagement with the industry, helping to […]

January 20, 2023

Survey: UK homes could save on comms bills

As many UK mobile, TV and broadband firms prepare to hike monthly bills by up to 18 per cent this spring, new research from consumer champion Which? finds that customers could save over £250 (€284) a year by switching providers. Which asked more than 5,000 customers who had their contract end on either their mobile, […]

January 9, 2023

Spain: FTA TV consumption down, pay-TV up

Spaniards are increasingly dedicating less time to watching free-to-air (FTA) television and more to watching pay-TV, according to data from Barlovento Comunicación. In 2022 Spaniards spent a daily average of 190 minutes watching FTA TV, down 11 per cent on the previous year at 214 minutes. 2022 is the year with the least FTA TV […]

January 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Forecast: Thai pay-TV revs 4.2% CAGR ‘22-‘27

Pay-TV service revenue in Thailand is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2 per cent from $752 million (€708m) in 2022 to $922 million in 2027, driven primarily by an increase in IPTV subscriptions, forecasts data and analytics company GlobalData. GlobalData’s Thailand Pay-TV Forecast (Q3 2022) reveals that while DTH […]

December 29, 2022

Italy: TV market to contract by 1.1% in 2022

The TV market in Italy is set to contract by 1.1 per cent in 2022, according to the latest report from Rome-based ITMedia Consulting. For its part, the pay-TV segment, which is in a process of reorganisation between traditional pay-TV and VoD, will grow by 4.4 per cent. OTT TV will continue on the path […]

November 22, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Research: US Q3 pay-TV losses “more modest”

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 92 per cent of the market – lost about 785,000 net video subscribers in Q3 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 650,000 in Q3 2021. The top pay-TV providers now account for about 71.4 million […]

November 15, 2022

Report: 80% UK fans prefer sports streaming

Eighty per cent of UK sports fans now want to watch sport exclusively on streaming platforms, as pay-TV customers continue to decline in the UK, according to the 2022 UK Sports Video Trends report from cloud video platform Grabyo. Pay-TV subscriptions have been high among sports fans in the UK, with pay-TV providers having exclusive […]

November 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: AVoD 32% of video consumption

Research from entertainment technologist TiVo finds that the average number of video services used by North American consumers is approaching double-digits for the first time in history, up to an average of 9.86 video services from 8.8 a year ago. According to the TiVo Video Trends Report, contributing to the rise is an increase in […]

October 31, 2022

Court: ‘Portugal’s AV tax in line with European law’

The Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) has ruled that the audiovisual tax, collected from pay-TV operators in Portugal, is not contrary to EU Law. In its judgment, the Court of Justice established that the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU) “does not preclude national legislation which imposes a charge intended […]

October 28, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome