20% of US pay-TV subscribers say they are dissatisfied with their pay-TV service, representing a 100% increase since early 2013.
The largest pay-TV providers in the US, representing about 95% of the market, lost about 795,000 net video subscribers in 2016, compared to a pro forma loss of about 445,000 subscribers in 2015.
According to the latest data by Dataxis for the year ending 2016, the number of pay-TV subscribers in Africa stood at approximately 18.7 million.
For the first time ever, the percentage of free or paid streaming video subscribers in the US (68%) has caught up to the number of paid TV subscribers (67%), according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
M7 Deutschland has created a new pay-TV package for platform operators.
Unlike most of the rest of the world, the Asia Pacific pay-TV sector is vibrant, with subscribers and revenues forecast to rise over the next five years.
Pay TV revenues for the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa covered in the new edition of the Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report will reach $4 billion in 2021 – down from $5 billion forecast in the last edition.
The introduction of ‘skinny bundles’ with very limited number of channels is driving the minimum price down in select countries such as Canada and Denmark.
Russia ended 2016 with 41.2 million pay-TV subscribers, or 3.6% more than a year earlier.
Most of the main pay-TV operators in Sub-Saharan Africa lowered their prices during 2016 to ward off competitors. The knock-on effect was that other platforms lowered their fees.