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Paid subscriptions to digital cable, satellite and IPTV television services worldwide have exceeded one billion for the first time, driven largely through growth in the Asia-Pacific.

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Nova, one of Greece’s leading providers of bundled home entertainment and communication services, has signed a new agreement with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) securing rights to a selection of its most successful new and classic content.

As the region rids itself of the legacy of analogue cable TV, the Eastern Europe digital pay-TV market is growing at a fair clip, says Digital TV Research, and is projected to grow from 61.57 million subscribers in 2017 to 78.08 million by 2023.
With digital services, the antenna has been considered a thing of the past but research from Parks Associates has revealed that the percentage of US broadband households that use digital antennas in their home has increased to reach 20% near the end of 2017.

The bad news piles up for the hurt locker that is the current US pay-TV market, with Kagan being just the latest major analyst to show big losses for the industry over the course of 2017.

Gaurav Gandhi, the current COO of Viacom18’s over-the-top (OTT) platform VOOT, is reportedly set to head Amazon Prime Video in India.

directv now 27 July 2017The evidence is stacking up that 2017 was an annus horribilis for the US pay-TV industry, with a study from the Leichtman Research Group finding that the largest pay-TV providers in the US lost about 1.495 million net video subscribers in 2017, almost double that in 2016.

Six people have been arrested in Spain for a crime ring suspected of internationally distributing pirate pay-TV channels.