The Americas have recorded their first regional loss in the informitv Multiscreen Index.
The survey of the 100 leading pay-TV service providers worldwide showed an overall increase of 4 million subscribers, gains in Asia-Pacific compensating for falls in the United States.
The top 10 services in the United States collectively lost 663,000 television subscribers in the quarter and were down by 437,100 year on year.
“More services are gaining rather than losing subscribers,” added Dr William Cooper, the editor, informitv Multiscreen Index. “Even in the United States, the year on year loss across the top 10 services is less than half a per cent of their combined subscriber base.”
Services in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region gained 0.83 million subscribers, with the top 10 gaining just 125,000 between them.
The Asia Pacific region gained 3.46 million subscribers, with the top 10 services adding 2.76 million, led by six operators in India claiming collective gains of over two million.
The Multiscreen Index comprises 100 leading multichannel television and video services that collectively account for around 410 million subscribing homes worldwide. The index provides a measure of the relative performance of television service providers against which customer gains or losses can be measured.