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Portugal: Downturn in sports streaming subs

There has been a noticeable decline in Portuguese subscribers to sports streaming platforms since November 2023. The latest B-Stream study from Marktest reveals a drop of 60,000 subscribers, bringing the total down to 809,000 as of February 2024, translating to a national penetration rate of just 9.4 per cent ( down 0.7 per cent). This […]

March 27, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Research: US sheds 5m pay-TV subs in 2023

Leichtman Research Group (LRG) reports that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 96 per cet of the market – lost about 5,035,000 net video subscribers in 2023, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 4,590,000 in 2022. The top pay-TV providers now account for about 71.3 million subscribers – […]

March 11, 2024

Starlink eating HughesNet subs

EchoStar-owned broadband-by-satellite service HughesNet has reportedly lost more than 30 per cent of its subscribers over the past three years with Starlink seemingly picking up the cancellations. Some of the comments suggest that for HughesNet subscribers “in a deep valley with limited potential visibility of Starlink” they will have to stay with HughesNet. Other HughesNet […]

January 25, 2024

Crunchyroll hits 13m paying subs

With the global rise of popularity in anime, fuelled by shows such as One Piece and the UK live theatre debuts of productions such as My Neighbour Totoro, Crunchyroll, the online destination for anime content, has announced it has hit 13 million paying subscribers globally spread across 200 countries and territories. Crunchyroll was founded in […]

January 18, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Spain: Movistar, Vodafone raise sub fees

Movistar and Vodafone are raising their subscription fees in Spain to mitigate declining revenues. On average, the pair are increasing their fees by 3.1 per cent and 4.38 per cent, respectively. Movistar will apply the price hike from mid-January with subscribers to Fusión paying up to €4 more a month – €3 more a month […]

January 9, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Viaplay Q3: “Comprehensive recapitalisation” underway

After much delay, troubled streaming service Viaplay has posted its Q3 results revealing that operating income for the quarter dropped by SEK -321 million (€28.1m). Further quarterly highlights included: 7 per cent  Group organic sales growth with reported net sales of SEK 4,536 million 17 per cent Viaplay organic sales growth and Viaplay now represents […]

December 1, 2023

Report: Extreme power users challenge broadband networks

A new category of extreme power users who consume more than 5TB per month of broadband data has been identified in the Q3 2023 OpenVault Broadband Insights (OVBI) report. In a first look at the emerging category, OVBI notes that extreme power users on average stream 13 times as much data as users who consume […]

November 9, 2023

Report: Streaming in new stage of market evolution

Following a decade of cord-cutting, that has seen pay-TV subscribers churning to paid online video services, Omdia expects 2024 to bring a new stage of market evolution, with users of paid online video services moving to free online video. Omdia is tracking several market developments that are driving this pay-to-free (P2F) trend globally. The clampdown […]

November 1, 2023

Data: Netflix and Disney+ outperform in Q3

Kantar, the marketing data and analytics company, has released its latest Entertainment on Demand (EoD) data on the global video streaming market. The latest EoD global study highlights key trends as the competition within the VoD landscape continues to intensify, with the influx of new streaming services and subscription models leading to households frequently switching, […]

October 25, 2023

Report: Croatian pay-TV market worth €31m in Q2

The Croatian pay-TV market earned €31.3 million in revenues during the second quarter of 2023, down 1.21 per cent on the previous quarter but up 4.84 per cent year-on-year, according to data from the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM). IPTV services led with €18.1 million (+9.67 per cent year-on-year), followed by cable TV […]

October 10, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome