& cplSiteName &

Pay-TV Still Growing Globally

Alan Breznick
4/17/2017
50%
50%

Despite the surge in cord-cutting in North America, pay-TV is still a growing business around the world, according to a recent report from research company informitv.

In its latest Multiscreen Index, released last week, informitv found that pay-TV operators actually added more than 4 million subscribers globally in the last quarter of 2016. In fact, 61 of the 100 providers tracked by the index increased their video customer base in the fall, down a bit from 67 in the same period in 2015.


Need to protect your video services from prying eyes and deliver them securely to their target audience? Then sign up for our breakfast roundtable session, Securing Next-Gen Video Services, taking place at the NAB show on Monday, April 24, in Las Vegas.


Of course, this global increase came in the face of subscriber losses in North America. In the US, for instance, the top ten pay-TV providers collectively shed 162,000 subscribers in the final quarter of last year, according to the index, lower than other estimates. Instead, service providers in the Asia-Pacific region drove most of the growth, adding 2.36 million subscribers. (See Cord-Cutting Hits New Heights.)

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) also made notable contributions, picking up 1.72 million across the region. In particular, Canal Plus in Africa stood out, adding 516,000 customers -- the largest quarterly gain for any provider.

For more coverage and analysis of the Multiscreen Index, please check out our sister site, Telco Transformation.

— Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
Featured Video
From The Founder
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
November 1, 2017, The Royal Garden Hotel
November 1, 2017, The Montcalm Marble Arch
November 2, 2017, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, UK
November 2, 2017, 8 Northumberland Avenue London
November 10, 2017, The Westin Times Square, New York, NY
November 16, 2017, ExCel Centre, London
November 30, 2017, The Westin Times Square
May 14-17, 2018, Austin Convention Center
All Upcoming Live Events
Infographics
With the mobile ecosystem becoming increasingly vulnerable to security threats, AdaptiveMobile has laid out some of the key considerations for the wireless community.
Hot Topics
Muni Policies Stymie Edge Computing
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/17/2017
'Brutal' Automation & the Looming Workforce Cull
Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/18/2017
Is US Lurching Back to Monopoly Status?
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/16/2017
Pai's FCC Raises Alarms at Competitive Carriers
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/16/2017
Worried About Bandwidth for 4K? Here Comes 8K!
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 10/17/2017
Animals with Phones
Selfie Game Strong Click Here
Latest Comment
Live Digital Audio

Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Partner Perspectives - content from our sponsors
The Mobile Broadband Road Ahead
By Kevin Taylor, for Huawei
All Partner Perspectives