Pay-TV revenues for 20 MENA countries fell by 11% between 2016 and 2018 to just under $3 billion.
Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to add more than 16 million pay-TV subscribers between 2018 and 2024 to bring its total to 45.63 million, according to the Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report.
New US consumer data from Parks Associates finds the average NPS (net promoter score) for traditional pay-TV providers in 3Q 2018 is -19.
The largest pay-TV providers in the US, representing about 95% of the market, lost about 975,000 net video subscribers in 3Q 2018, compared to a pro forma loss of about 410,000 subscribers in 3Q 2017.
About 78% of TV households in the US subscribe to some form of pay-TV service, according to research by the Leichtman Research Group.
It is a fact that the use of dedicated streaming devices is correlated with lower uptake of traditional pay-TV services. However, new research from The Diffusion Group finds that one brand is particularly detrimental to legacy interests: Roku.
Africa and the Middle East pay-TV household penetration is expected to outpace all other major regions between 2017 and 2022.
Nigeria has become the largest pay-TV market in Africa in terms of subscribers and continues to have a strong growth potential, according to the latest country profile report from Kagan, S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Strategy Analytics’ analysis of pay TV subscriber numbers shows Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (vMVPDs) with 868K net adds in 2Q 2018 bringing the total number of vMVPD subscribers to 6.73M, up 119% YoY.
The largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95% of the market – lost about 415,000 net video subscribers in 2Q 2018, compared to a pro forma loss of about 660,000 subscribers in 2Q 2017.