The Russian pay TV market is stagnating, according to the latest research figures from Telecom Daily.
The total number of pay-tv subscribers in Africa reached approximately 23.7 million at the end of the second quarter, according to Datxis. This represents a quarter on quarter growth of +2%, and a year on year growth of +18%, compared to the second quarter of 2016.
The pay-TV market in the US fell to 0.1% to reach 100.2 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the previous quarter, according to Dataxis.
New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) finds that about 79% of US TV households nationwide subscribe to some form of pay-TV service.
The global pay-TV subscribers reached 1.05 billion after crossing the one billion marks for the year ending 2016, according to the latest data published by Dataxis for the second quarter of 2017.
Nagra’s 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum highlights that the pay-TV industry is in a period of unprecedented global change, with many service providers facing a perfect storm of slowing growth, intensifying competition and business model disruption.
In the US, the legacy multichannel universe lost a record number of customers in the quarter ended June 30, 2017, but managed to keep the decline below the symbolic one-million threshold.
The exorbitant sums of money spent on securing sports TV rights have been controversial, but for broadcasters the alternative is losing a huge number of customers to rivals with deeper wallets.
The turnover generated by pay-TV channels and paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services has increased in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland in 2016 by around 11% to over €3 billion for the first time (2015: €2.7 billion).
The pay-TV market in Russia has stagnated, growing by only 3%, or 270,000 subscribers, in the first half of this year.