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The largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95% of the market – lost about 415,000 net video subscribers in the second quarter, compared with a pro forma loss of about 660,000 subscribers one year ago.

comcast 14 august 2018
Nearly three weeks after the channels disappeared from the programming grid of the cable TV provider, Virgin Media and UKTV have reached a long-term agreement which will restore all of the latter’s channels and services to Virgin TV.

US pay-TV gaint Fox Networks Group is positioning for power in an anticipated showdown with Comcast over carriage for its regional sports networks in the US.

As if the effect of OTT and SVOD weren’t bad enough, pay-TV providers’ own skinny TV services have contributed to them losing customers at unprecedented rates, but a leading market analyst has suggested that the pace of cutting the cord may be diminishing.
slingTV 19apr2018
The latest informitv Multiscreen Index has shown that the tough times rumbled on for the US pay-TV industry during the second quarter of this year with continuing loss of satellite-based customers, while online services made small gains.
fios 1 august 2018
Virgin Media customers are turning to Freeview to watch UKTV channels that have been pulled from the pay-TV service following the two companies’ widely reported carriage dispute.
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Continuing the trend for pay-TV operators to work with, rather than battle against, SVOD rivals, US cable giant Comcast is integrating Amazon Prime Video into its Xfinity X1 package.

Any doubts as to why Comcast and Disney are slugging it out to acquire Sky will have been removed by the pay-TV giant’s fiscal year results showing 5% increase in revenue to £13.6 billion and an 11% increase in established business EBITDA to £2.5 billion.
Sky Q2Results 25Jan2018