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Over-the-Top Pay-TV Services will Reach $10 Billion by 2018

Over-the-top (OTT) pay-TV revenue is forecast to grow from $5.8 billion in 2014 to just over $10 billion in 2018. The global pay-TV market totaled $117 billion in the first half of 2014 (1H14), that’s an increase of 3.9% from the first half of 2013 (1H13). Pay-TV subscribers reached 837 million in 1H14, growing 10% over 2013, with the strongest growth again coming from the telco pay-TV segment.

via Infonetics Research

Why Traditional Broadcast TV Ratings Declined in America

Todd Juenger of Sanford C. Bernstein, says the big third quarter drop in ratings for ad-supported TV in the U.S. market is largely the fault of subscription video on-demand services like Netflix and Amazon– and that the erosion of broadcast TV viewership is likely to increase.

via Advanced Television

The Ongoing Fragmentation of U.S. Video Entertainment

What happened to the legacy video entertainment market in America, and why has HBO announced that they will — for the first time — choose to bypass the traditional pay-TV distribution channel to reach new customers?

via Digital Lifescapes

Shuffling American Pay-TV Subscribers in a Flat Market

American telcos AT&T and Verizon added nearly a third of a million television subscribers in the third quarter of 2014. Between them they have 11.58 million video customers, up by 1.16 million over twelve months. However, the gains of the two telcos appear to come at the expense of other pay-TV service providers.

via informitv

Pay-TV Service Provider Market will Reach $269 Billion in 2014

“The growing number of high-definition (HD) subscribers as well as major sporting events such as the World Cup 2014 have contributed to improving ARPU,” said Jake Saunders, VP and practice director of core forecasting at ABI Research. As a result, the total pay-TV service provider market is expected to generate over $269 billion by the end of 2014.

via Digital Lifescapes

Why More British Children Watch Less Broadcast TV

Tablet computers have replaced the TV in the bedroom as the must-have gadget for British children, with over one-third of those aged from five to 15 owning their own tablet in the UK, says Ofcom. The number of 5-15-year-olds using a media tablet to go online has doubled to 42% in the past year.

via The Guardian

Worldwide Pay-TV Set-top Box Market Reached $4.8 Billion

Globally, pay television set-top box (STB) revenue — including IP, cable, satellite, and DTT STBs and OTT media servers — is up 4 percent in 2Q14 from 1Q14, to $4.8 billion.  STB unit shipments grew 7 percent sequentially in 2Q14, but are down 3 percent from the year-ago 2nd quarter (2Q13).  Cable television STB revenue increased by 3 percent sequentially in 2Q14, and unit shipments grew 4 percent during this same period.

via Infonetics Research

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