Why the U.S. Pay-TV Subscriber Decline is Unstoppable
U.S. multi-channel defections ballooned in the third quarter, amplified by tighter promotions at a time when consumers need little additional motivation to seek OTT alternatives, according to the latest market study by Kagan, a TMT research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence.
American Pay-TV and Internet Market Recap for 2015
It’s interesting to look back over the last few years of ups and downs within the American video entertainment and associated broadband internet access markets. The ongoing market transitions have created a volatile environment, where service providers react to the constantly shifting customer demand.
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How Telco NFV Benefits and Use Cases will Drive New Growth
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is redefining the way data is distributed by creating highly automated and more efficiently structured networks that deliver next-generation software apps and services with ease and speed.
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How the American Pay-TV Market Transformation is Still Evolving
According to the latest market study by LRG, the thirteen largest pay-TV service providers in the U.S. market — representing 95 percent of the total market — lost about 190,000 net video subscribers during the third quarter 2015 (3Q 2015), that’s compared to a loss of about 155,000 subscribers in 3Q 2014.
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Predictable Ongoing Status-Quo for U.S. Broadband Internet
If you look back over the past decade, while the Global Networked Economy has evolved as the leading nations in the Asia-Pacific region continue to expand their infrastructure capabilities, the market for broadband Internet access in America has been remarkably stable.
Growing Burden of Multi-Screen Pay-TV Tech Support Costs
Pay-TV operators in Europe and the U.S. spend $10 billion annually to provide phone support and in-home repair services. The lion’s share of these multi-screen pay-TV support costs are spent fixing problems operators didn’t even create.
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.
The Global Pay-TV Market will Reach $324 Billion by 2019
Looking back, last year was a period of great change and disruption for some of the legacy video entertainment market leaders across the globe. As an example, the overall worldwide pay-TV market is expected to have grown by just 5 percent in 2014 — surpassing 924.4 million subscribers.
American Pay-TV Subscribers Likely to Decline Further in 2015
The phenomenon of cord shaving, or consumers spending less on pay-TV, jumped from 26% last year to 35% in 2014. Now, more than half of consumers under 35 say they spend less on cable than they used to because they use internet video instead. The percentage of consumers who considered cancelling cable service has doubled since 2010 — from 15% to 30%.
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American Digital Pay-TV Subs Reached 93 Million in 2014
Pay-TV in North America has been on a roller coaster ride during 2013 and into the first half of 2014. In the second half of 2013, and continuing into the first quarter of 2014, total tracked subscriptions in the U.S. increased at a modest rate. In the second quarter of 2014 the trend reversed, with total tracked subscriptions declining by 276,000. Digital subscriptions have continued to increase as cable operators move forward on transitions and IPTV vendors have continued to grow their subscriber bases.
U.S. market digital subscriptions increased by 239,000 during the second quarter, moving past 93 million total.
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