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Disney and Charter are talking about carriage fees, and the outcome could affect how much you pay for cable in the streaming era

Content providers who have long pushed for higher carriage fees could face severe pushback from pay-TV providers who say that linear networks aren’t as valuable because so much content is available online — not only at Netflix and Amazon, but now within the content companies’ own streaming products. Moreover, if customers do flee the pay-TV bundle for streaming services, pay-TV providers may want to cut content spending even more to keep costs down. – Alex Sherman, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/32pUcVV
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Pay-TV revenues to fall to 2010 levels

Eight of the top 10 countries will lose revenues between 2018 and 2024. The US will fall by $21 billion – or down by 22%. US pay-TV revenues peaked in 2015, at $106 billion, but its total will drop to $76 billion in 2024. The US is not the only loser, the UK will fall by nearly $1 billion between 2018 and 2024 – or down by 14%. – Broadband TV News » http://bit.ly/2HYtXxu

Top US TV providers lose a record 1.3MN subscribers in Q1

AT&T had a net loss of about 625,000 subscribers across its three pay-TV services (DIRECTV (satellite), AT&T U-verse (IPTV) and DIRECTV NOW (vMVPD) in 1Q 2019 – compared to a net gain of about 125,000 subscribers in 1Q 2018. The leading pay-TV provider in the US, this meant that AT&T accounted for 47% of the net losses in the quarter. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2Q7v3cN

Skinny bundles fail to dent OTT giants

Based on 66 OTT providers, led by Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, the survey estimates US OTT access revenue grew 37% to $16.3 billion in 2018. The research noted that fundamentally traditional TV access subscriptions continue to decline and that as subscribers pay higher prices due to ongoing programmer price increases while traditional TV advertising revenue plateaus. Indeed the analyst projects that 2020 revenue for the latter will beon par with 2016. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2XAEGmP
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