Tag Archives: MVPD

How Roku Stock Could Drop To $30

[#3.1 Roku’s sales growth could stall/decline] If Apple launches a lower-priced streaming device over the next two years, Roku could begin to feel the heat. – Trefis Team, Forbes » https://ift.tt/2vhuS8V

The top 6 cable, satellite and telco pay TV operators in the fourth quarter of 2019: Ranking Comcast, DirecTV, Charter and more

U.S. pay TV subscriber losses were bad almost all over, with only Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and possibly some other virtual MVPDs managing any growth during the fourth quarter. Media analyst firm MoffettNathanson tracked the rate of annual decline at 6.8%, the fastest it’s ever been. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/3c9XMs4 [photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr]

Sling TV loses subscribers for the first time in Q4

After adding approximately 214,000 new customers and ending the third quarter with 2.69 million subscribers, Sling TV said it was down to 2.59 million subscribers at the end of 2019. The rare loss for Sling TV came during a quarter when Dish reported a total net pay TV subscriber loss of approximately 194,000, compared to a net decrease of 334,000 in the year-ago quarter. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/38Gmnmo

The FCC Is Ignoring The People Who Need Them The Most

In the report, the researchers note that about half of that 13% was labeled as being served by at least one locally-sourced ISP, which the researchers took at face value—though again, that’s if you’re accepting the FCC’s own estimates. Even with the 13% sliced in half, the researchers noted that there are more than 21 million Americans in that chunk of data alone, on top of the figures the FCC’s already put forward. – Shoshana Wodinsky, Gizmodo » https://ift.tt/2Sr9o0O [photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr]

YouTube’s Old Desktop Interface Will Be Disabled in March

Yesterday, a new Google support page appeared detailing how the older version of the YouTube desktop interface is being discontinued. We don’t have a specific date, but the old interface is set to disappear in March, meaning if you are still using next month you’ll load up YouTube one day to find a very different experience. – Matthew Humphries, PCMag » https://ift.tt/2tyen7D

UK households forecast to spend extra £600MN a year on streaming

The [uSwitch.com] survey from price comparison and switching service calculates that just over three-fifths of UK households (61%) currently watch streaming services, rising to more than three-quarters (77%) of 18- to 34-year-olds. Just over two-fifths of over-55s were found to have also signed up to at least one streaming provider. Netflix is currently the most watched service, used by two thirds (67%) of streaming fans, with the BBC iPlayer in second place with 58%, and 44% of viewers enjoying Amazon Prime. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/37IK51j

Traditional pay TV providers lost nearly 2M subs in Q3, Kagan says

According to Kagan, a TMT research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, traditional pay TV providers (including cable, telco and satellite operators) lost approximately 1.9 million video subscribers in the third quarter. That’s 25% higher than the previous largest drop in the second quarter of 2019. Cable, telco and DBS providers ended the quarter with a combined, estimated 85.1 million video subscribers, down more than 5.8 million in the trailing 12 months at a 6.4% year-over-year rate of decline. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2NO9qir [Photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr]

Sony plans to shut down PlayStation Vue in 2020

John Kodera, deputy president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said that PlayStation Vue will close down January 30, 2020. Active paid subscribers will receive their final charge for the service in December 2019 unless they cancel prior to their billing date. The company also said it will turn off the ability for new or existing customers to purchase packages, standalone or add-on channels in the near future. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2owULOK

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