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AMC announces free mobile OTT app in Spain

AMC Networks launches a free mobile app that will also comprise 14 micro-channels for Spanish consumers. The platform namely Microcanales will be available now for iOS and Android devices, with AMC streaming content from each of its 14 Spanish pay-TV channels that includes Sundance TV, Canal Historia, Canal Panda, Canal Hollywood and Canal Cocina. The …

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Hulu and YouTube TV combine 750,000 subscribers in 2017

According to a report, Hulu and YouTube TV have combined to sign up about 750,000 online video subscribers last year. While Hulu boasts a staggering 450,000 live TV subscribers since launching its pay-TV service last May, YouTube TV, launched initially in a handful of markets last April has managed to sign up just over 300,000. …

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Sony TV ropes in Hulu’s CEO

Mike Hopkins is leaving Hulu to join Sony. He’ll report to new Sony Pictures Entertainment boss Tony Vinciquerra. Sony TV has been restructuring its leadership over the last year and this move comes as no surprise. Mike is being replaced by Randy Freer, the COO of 21st Century Fox who interestingly has been colleagues with …

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Global pay-TV subs growing at a slow pace

In the second quarter of 2017, the informitv Multiscreen Index of the top 100 leading pay-TV service providers witnessed a growth of around 4 million subscribers worldwide, an increase of just 0.9%. On average, the index has gained subscribers at a rate of 1.2% a quarter, although this has fallen to below 1%, a quarter …

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Consumers continue to move away from Pay TV

According to a Q2 2017 study by TiVo, more than 85% of cord-cutters felt that pay TV services were too expensive. Cost was one of the main reasons they chose to cancel their cable or satellite service. Apart from price, respondents also cancelled their pay TV service since they are using an internet streaming service …

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Decline in US pay-TV to 79% of households

According to new consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG), 79% of US TV households nationwide subscribe to some form of pay-TV service. The percentage of TV households that subscribe to a pay-TV service is on the decline from 84% in 2014 to 79% in 2017. Two thirds of TV households do not currently subscribe …

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Pay-TV service subscriptions drop to below four-fifths

According to research from Leichtman Research Group, the percentage of TV households that subscribe to some form of pay-TV service has dropped to below 80% for the first time since early 2000s. 79% of US TV households undertake pay-TV with 92% of TV households that have a pay-TV service and/or an over-the-air antenna. Pay-TV percentage …

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Hulu users most likely to cut the pay-TV cord

As per a research from the Diffusion Group, Hulu users are most likely to abandon traditional TV for video on demand streaming options that the service provides as compared to other subscription video-on-demand services when it comes to TV. Hulu’s on-demand users were 37% more probable than Amazon Prime users and 29% more likely than …

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20% US pay-TV subs are dissatisfied with their service

According to a recent Parks Associates research, 20 % of US pay-TV subscribers say that they are dissatisfied with their pay-TV service, representing a 100 % increase since early 2013. One other report stataed that one third of pay TV subscribers are very satisfied with their service, a drop of 57 % who indicated very high satisfaction levels in 2013. …

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US ‘cord nils’ tripled to 22% in last five years

According to a recent Diffusion Group (TDG) study, the number of US broadband households that do not subscribe to traditional pay TV service has almost tripled in the past five years since 2011. The figures of ‘cord nils’ in the US has come down from 8 million in 2011 to 22 million by the end of …

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