Revenues for the Mexican pay-TV industry were up nearly 23% year-over-year in Q3, increasing to $953 million. Much of that growth is attributable to continued subscriber growth in the country as operators bundle services to decrease churn and increase customer loyalty.
But pay-TV operators are also rolling out inexpensive content packages and, perhaps more importantly, making it easy to access video-on-demand services and OTT.
In the battle of survival of online video, it is well known that live linear TV is a core differentiator. But how do you “go live” longer? How do you make sure you are not beaten to death by competition and are walking around like a zombie with not enough “live” content?
The answer is in re-using VOD content for live streaming.
Pay-TV in North America is set to see its penetration in the region decline to 80% by 2021 from the current 87% as consumers move away from legacy service providers to alternatives like SVOD and virtual MSOs. A new study for Digital TV Research said that the number of pay-TV subscribers will see only a small decline, to 106 million in the United States and Canada, from 112 million in 2012, pay TV’s peak year.
Consumers’ shifting viewing preferences, increasing penetration of high-speed broadband and a wealth of premium content availability is fueling a surge in video-on-demand services that could help global VOD revenues top $108.6 billion by 2026, a new report says.
Consumer behavior has shifted significantly during the 2015 fall season, according to a new study, calling into question the validity and value of Live+7 ratings, and providing new insight into Fox’s just announced decision to abandon overnight ratings for its non-sports programming.
Revenues from the global video on demand market are expected to top $263 billion by 2016, a 27% increase over the $207 billion the industry generated in 2014, driven by rapid consumer adoption and expanding Internet penetration in emerging markets.
I’m not saying that I’m a die-hard NFL fan, but… oh, what’s the use? Of course I am. So I’ll be one of the early-morning fans watching the “historic” streaming of the Buffalo Bills/Jacksonville Jaguars game from London at 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday.
The game is historic because it’s the first regular-season game being streamed around the world – at least the first NFL game streamed that’s not being pirated.
Asia’s top 68 pay-TV operators are forecast to see subscriptions increase to 535 million by 2020, an increase of 74% from 376 million in 2014, making up 83% of the regions pay-TV market.
More than 60% of Dutch TV viewers’ time consuming video is spent on forms other than linear TV, new research shows.
More than half of all U.S. consumers aged 12 and above bought or rented movies or TV shows digitally in the past six months, a new report says.