European pay-TV in the hands of the few

Just six pay-TV groups hold half of the European Union’s pay-TV subscribers, according to a new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. […] The Observatory says there are 13 pan-European broadcasters that (directly or through subsidiaries) own the significant well-known channel brands and pay TV channels available throughout Europe. Nine of these are linked to the major US television and film production groups. – Broadband TV News