To some people, cutting the cord is a no brainer. With the economic slump, many have made due with Netflix, Hulu, among a bevy of other services.
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What’s the future hold for pay-TV set-top box makers? A new report today from IHS suggests something less than wine and roses as the amount of capital operators spent on boxes in 2014 declined Y/Y for the first time in more than a decade.
Emerging markets, specifically in the APAC region, are expected to continue to drive pay-TV growth and penetration, a new report said.
In 2015, ABI Research said it expects the number of subscribers to pass 900 million globally, and to reach 1.1 billion by 2020.
No one has ever accused Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan of being shy, and he’s never hesitated to drop big numbers when talking about the industry and his vision of what’s ahead.
Dolan stayed true to form at an investor conference Tuesday, telling the audience that he expects a 20%-25% decline in the number of customers who pay for big bundles of content. He also warned niche content providers that they'll bear the brunt of the economic fallout.
Following on the deployments of VOD services in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, Telefónica this week rolled out Movistar Video in Colombia, a subscription offering available to anyone in Colombia with an Internet connection.
The multiplatform service – it can be viewed on computers, as well as Andoid and iOS tablets and smartphones – went live June 1. Subscribers can access up to two devices simultaneously, the company said.