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Content on DirecTV now in sync with consumer preferences

TiVo released its Q2 2017 Online Video and Pay TV Trends study. According to the study, virtual MVPDs are delivering skinny TV channel bundles and it appears to be the most aligned to the kind of mix that consumers want. OTT TV providers such as YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling TV and DirecTV Now were analyzed …

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 …

Pay-TV incomes soar high in LATAM

A recent report by the Organización de Telecomunicaciones de Iberoamérica (OTI) has revealed that pay-TV incomes grew by 23.6% in Latin America in the third quarter of 2016. Incorporating official data from every Latin American country, Spain, and Portugal, as well as figures from the Competitive Intelligence Unit, the report shows that the region’s pay-TV …

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 …

Global pay-TV subscriber base hits 1.05BN at the end of Q2 2017

60 million customers were added to the total number of pay-TV customers in the first half of the year according to research from Dataxis. IPTV and Linear Over the Top represent the major growth in the market of 1.05 billion with a per quarter growth of 24% and 44% respectively. Only 1% of the total …

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 …

Skinny bundles all set to outgrow traditional US pay-TV

Ampere Analysis research suggests that skinny pay-TV bundles offer more return than traditional US pay-TV packages. This makes the transition to the so called ‘virtual’ pay-TV super enticing for channels. Channel distribution has become more complex than ever with pay-TV operators coming under pressure for carriage fees and rising availability of streaming pay-TV offers as …

Tigo, Personal contribute to Pay TV growth in Paraguay

Paraguay had more than 549,000 pay TV subscribers which is up by 11% compared to previous year. This is as per data from regulator Conatel, published by Paraguay.com.py. Tigo which is currently the market leader reported 273,000 subscribers. This is up by 14% compared to previous year. DTH service, Personal TV reported 56,000 customers vis-a-vis …

Streaming Video on Demand on the rise in Australia

Subscribers of streaming video on demand (SVOD) are up 30% in Australia reaching 3.7 million at the end of June 2017 as per a new study by upcoming technology analyst firm Telsyte. According to Telsyte’s Australian SVOD Market Study 2017, almost half (49%) of Australian households either subscribe to Pay TV or SVOD services which …

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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