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.
Much has been discussed about SVOD’s impact on the traditional pay-TV sector. Several observers declared that SVOD would kill pay-TV.
The latest issue of the informitv Multiscreen Index of 100 leading pay television service providers worldwide shows a total quarterly increase of 3.45 million subscribers, up by 0.80% over the third quarter of 2016, compared to 3.74 million or 0.95% a year previously.
Almost half (49%) of premium digital pay-TV customers in the UK are watching less than a fifth of the channels included in their TV packages, according to new research by uSwitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service.
Consumers increasingly see digital players as complementing cable, satellite service, according to GfK’s latest Home Technology Monitor.
With 430,000 cancellations, US pay-TV produced a drop in third quarter video customers that was slightly worse year-over-year, according to SNL Kagan.
The audiovisual media market in Germany will achieve revenues of more than €11 billion this year for the first time.