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74% set to stop paying for pay-TV within five years

The report also found that almost two-thirds of UK consumers spend up to £20 per month on video services while 30% of UK customers report that all their video spend is for online streaming services. In the UK, 40% of consumers state they are willing to pay up to £35 per month for online video services, this rises to 47% in the U.S, that are willing to pay up to $35 monthly. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2VJX4vZ [photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr]

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]

YouTube TV expands pay TV footprint through Windstream deal

The Windstream deal is the latest in a series of agreements that have presented YouTube TV as an integrated streaming TV option for broadband providers. Last month, YouTube TV set a deal with Cincinnati Bell to let customers in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and in Hawaii to buy the streaming service directly from them. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2ViPVm4

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

Pay-TV association study reveals growing Latin American online piracy

Currently, piracy is the number one threat for content creators, pay-TV operators and programmers in Latin America and the study, conducted by MUSO, a global expert on digital piracy, revealed that in the region piracy increased 9% in 2018 year-on-year in comparison with the previous year, with over 14.14 billion total visits to piracy sites. There were significant increases in web piracy in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/38UCVqz

Court backs Comcast, puts Maine’s à la carte cable law on hold

The companies did succeed, though, with their other First Amendment-based argument. In short, they made the case that the Maine law violated their rights because it applied narrowly, to traditional cable carriers (MVPDs) but not to alternative, Internet-based platforms—such as Dish Sling, Sony Vue, or YouTube TV—that also provide bundled content. – Kate Cox, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2MJN0hb

Judge Places Temporary Injunction on Maine’s à la Carte Cable Law

If the restriction order doesn’t go through, Maine will become the first state in the country to require à la carte cable selections. The à la carte cable law would most likely be enforced by individual towns and cities, because the cable companies have franchise agreements with municipalities, The Portland Press Herald reports. – Jason Gurwin, The Streamable » https://ift.tt/2Zj4mqa

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