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.
Western Europe’s pay-TV markets continue to grow, successfully fighting off the challenge posed by OTT video and the region’s free-to-air TV offerings, according to Ovum research.
About 82% of TV households in the US subscribe to some form of pay-TV service, according to research from Leichtman Research Group.
The 73 top operators collectively accounted for 93% of Western Europe’s pay TV subscribers by end-2015.