Tag Archive: pay-TV

Sep 07

Cable dominates improving worldwide pay-TV market

Tweet The worldwide market was worth €301 billion in 2010, progressing 7.8% compared to 2009 according to Idate’s 21st edition of biannual World TV Markets report. Analysing the overriding trends and changes, the report shows that the worldwide TV market is led by the pay-TV sector, which is dominated by cable subscriptions. Read more: Cable …

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Aug 26

Update: Sky TV lifts annual net profit 16.8%

Tweet Sky Network Television said annual net profit rose 16.8% as subscriber numbers grew to a record and more switched to MySky. The pay TV operator said net profit for the year ended June 30 rose to $120.3 million from $103 million the previous year as revenue rose 7.4% to $796.9 million. “Sky has had …

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Aug 17

Clearing pay-TV hurdles in emerging markets

Tweet As with fixed broadband and telephony, penetration of pay-TV services remains comparatively low in many emerging markets. Most pay-TV operators appear stuck in a self-perpetuating cycle of servicing a limited premium customer base, while free-to-air and pirated content caters for the majority of middle and lower income consumers. As long as service prices remain …

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Aug 08

TV Everywhere fails as a retention strategy in US

Tweet Adoption and ARPU for three-screen (TV/PC/cell phone) subscription video packages, including single-play services, bundled packages and stand-alone OTT services is on the rise, according to new research from Parks Associates. Pay-TV operators can hold onto their subscribers by embracing the multiscreen opportunity in the UK, but operators aren’t so fortunate in the US. Read …

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Aug 02

Special report: Asia-Pacific’s top 10 pay TV operators

Tweet This SNL Kagan Global Multichannel Markets special report examines the top 10 pay TV operators in the Asia-Pacific region. The group served an aggregate 113.2 million video subscribers at year-end 2010, accounting for 32.5% of the region’s total pay TV subscribers. All of Asia’s top 10 operators are found in China and India. Click …

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