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Global Pay-TV Market to Exceed 1 Billion Subscribers by 2020

Global Pay-TV Market

The worldwide pay-TV market has surpassed more than 900 million subscribers during the first quarter of 2015, representing 48 percent penetration, according to the latest study by ABI Research.

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Technology, Media and Telecom Market – Deal Update Q1 2015

Technology, Media and Telecom - GeoActive Group

Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) mergers and acquisitions deals are off to a slow start this year. Market activity so far in 2015 was not able to match the performance of 2014. Case in point: the 612 M&A deals worth $144.3 billion in Q1 2015 were a 20.5 percent decrease by value.

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North American Cinemas Raise Prices as the Audience Shrinks

Movie viewers in North America are frequenting the theater less often. According to research for the MPAA, box office revenues in the U.S. and Canada fell 5% in 2014 to $10.4 billion. Meanwhile, the number of tickets sold declined 6% to 1.27 billion.

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The Global Pay-TV Market will Reach $313 Billion in 2020

Global Pay-TV Market

Traditional forms of video entertainment are already saturated in most of the developed nations around the globe. Meanwhile, some of the more promising emerging markets are growing at a more gradual rate than was anticipated, due to current economic pressures.

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American Pay-TV Subscriptions Reflect Market Saturation

The ten leading pay-TV operators in the United States collectively lost 20,600 subscribers in the last quarter of 2014. Cable TV operators collectively lost over 800,000 digital television subscribers in all of 2014. While overall television subscriber numbers in America remain flat.

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More Deals in the Entertainment, Media & Communications Market

According to PwC, 2014 deal values increased by more than 90 percent versus 2013, generally driven by three significant transformative deals in the Cable and Internet sub-sectors. Meanwhile, overall deal volumes remained steady year over year, with nearly 890 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2014, that’s up by three percent from the prior year (866).

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Think Different: Looking Back at the 1984 Super Bowl Commercial

Thirty-one years ago, Apple and its agency Chiat/Day took a huge risk by attempting to define the Super Bowl Commercial as a cultural phenomenon. Prior to Super Bowl XVIII in 1984 people didn’t make a big deal of the commercials the way they do now, but one epic TV spot changed all that…

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