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Even though the market managed to keep losses below the symbolic one-million threshold, the legacy pay-TV multichannel universe in the US lost a record number of customers in the quarter ended 30 June according to data compiled by Kagan.

tdg 16aug2017They may be immature and years away from copper-bottomed reliability, but the new range of virtual pay-TV services are overwhelmingly considered by subscribers as offering solid value.

The rumoured bid by European conglomerate Altice for No 2 US cable company Charter Communications is outside the scope of reality, according to MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.

Viasat World’s TV1000 Russian Kino, said to be Russia’s most popular Russian movie channel, has joined Virgin Media’s Number One Russian Movie Channel, designed for Russians in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Manchester-based RED Production Company has landed a major coup with the commission by parent company CANAL+ for Monsters’ Shrink, a new 8x60’ drama created, written and directed by director and graphic artist Joann Sfar.

New research from Dataxis has found that the pay-TV market in the United States started 2017 with a slight decline, with subscribers falling year-on-year by 0.61% to reach 100.3 million for the first quarter of 2017.
paytv 10july2017A survey from Digital TV Research has found that by the end of 2016, 522 operators claimed 839 million pay-TV subscriptions, 87% of the global total.

Latin America’s pay-TV grew less than 1% last year, but IPTV subscribers have increased by 35%.