According to forecasts by SNL Kagan, declines of traditional multichannel subscriptions will accelerate to 82.3 million, down 10.8 million households over five years.
Worldwide STB shipments are on track to reach 273 million in 2016, up slightly from 269 million in 2015, according to SNL Kagan.
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.
Video service providers, including pay TV and OTT operators, and content producers around the world believe that one of the key drivers for operators’ implementation of 4K UHD is the expectation that consumers will pay more for premium 4K UHD content.
Multichannel video sub results in the US are weaker, despite improved cable performance according to SNL Kagan.
Over the last two years, Eastern Europe remained an active pay-TV market from an M&A perspective, with high fragmentation in the cable sector leading to ongoing consolidation, according to a new report from SNL Kagan.
Global set-top box shipments maintained elevated levels in 2015, buoyed by demand in emerging market such as China and India, according to SNL Kagan.
SNL Kagan estimates the US cable, DTH and IPTV platforms collectively shed more than 600,000 video subscribers in the three months ended June 30, falling to 100.4 million combined residential and commercial subs at mid-year.
While Netflix’s international business is yet to turn a profit, SNL Kagan sees strong growth, according to calculations made by the analyst.
The global IPTV subscriber base reached an estimated 65 million by the end of 2012, according too SNL Kagan.