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Spaniards pay 8% more than last year for quint-play convergent offerings including pay-TV, the country’s competition authority has revealed.

stratanalytics 21june2017Despite the success of Netflix, Amazon and others in building audiences for subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services, these players still only accounted for 8% of the US market for subscription video and TV services in 2016, says research from Strategy Analytics.

globalpaytv 19june2017Even though the sector’s revenues in 138 countries have increased by $32 billion between 2010 and 2016 to reach $202 billion, pay-TV growth has flat-lined according to data from Digital TV Research.

Once again, the German subsidiary of pay-TV giant Sky has emerged victorious in the latest round of bidding to show the UEFA Champions League in Germany and Austria.

A study from Digital TV Research has found that 2016 saw an estimated 254 million additional pay-TV subscribers between 2010 and 2016, an increase of 35%, to take the global total to 969 million.

A+E Networks has appointed John Flanagan as its new general manager for The History Channel Japan Corp (THCJ), a joint venture between A+E Networks and Super-Network.

A retrans row in the US is nothing new among cable channels, but the phenomenon has spread to the games arenas with beIN SPORTS being pulled from Sony PlayStation Vue.
Cable Europe has adopted rules to let EU citizens access their cable subscription content whilst on the move abroad.