The world’s leading television service providers added just 2.69 million subscribers in Q2. It represents the second smallest increase recorded in informitv’s Multiscreen Index.
The top 10 service providers in the United States lost over 358,000 television subscribers on the second quarter of 2018.
US pay-TV operators could be beginning to stem their subscriber erosion. The 10 leading pay television services have pulled third quarter losses down to 73,000.
The Americas have recorded their first regional loss in the informitv Multiscreen Index.
The worldwide number of pay television subscribers reported by the Informitv Multiscreen Index rose by 6.90 million or 1.68% in the first quarter of 2016.
The worldwide television subscriber base increased by close to four million in the second quarter of 2015.
The top 10 pay-TV services in the United States have between them added 54,800 digital television subscribers in the first three months of 2015.
The number of households subscribing to pay-TV services has increased by 20 million over the last 12 months – a figure equivalent to the total installed base of DirecTV in the United States.