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datazis 29 March 2017TV everywhere (TVE) in Europe is rapidly becoming a diffuse offering, and by the end of 2016 was available to 130 million customers in Europe, driving pay-TV operators towards ‘pure’ over-the-top (OTT) strategies, according to research from Dataxis.

The US and Canadian pay-TV markets are set for serious headwinds as the industry is hit by subscribers dropping services and a significant rise in on-pay homes, says Digital TV Research.

International English news platform TRT World is continuing its expansion in MENA region after concluding a distribution agreement with Middle East and North Africa broadcast giant beIN.

Only a solid performance by the Mexican satellite TV industry has rescued the Latin American pay-TV market from ‘torpor’, says Digital TV Research.

In the latest part of its corporate restructuring, Scandinavian pay-TV provider Modern Times Group (MTG) has agreed to sell its free-TV, pay-TV, digital and radio businesses in the Baltic region to Providence Equity Partners.

The price of bundles may be rising, but a growing number of US pay-TV customers are not happy with the bundles they are buying, according to research from Parks Associates.

Research from the Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that 2016 was an annus horribilis for the US pay-TV industry, with losses in subscribers almost doubling year-on-year.

As hinted over the last few weeks, the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, has officially asked broadcast regulator Ofcom to consider the public interest aspects of 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky.