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digtvrepay tv 22may2017Even though they are forecast to add 120 million subs in the six years, pay-TV’s leading companies are set to see revenues from subscription and PPV remain flat at around $185 billion between 2016 and 2022, says Digital TV Research.

Yet more bad news for the US pay-TV arena as a Leichtman Research Group (LRG) study reveals that the largest pay-TV providers in the country lost about 410,000 net video subscribers in Q1 2017.

A pick up in speed in traditional multi-channel defections is being cited by research firm Kagan as the prime reason for an estimated loss of 802,000 subscriptions in the first quarter of 2017.

Following on from a similar packaging last year, BT is to make the UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals available for free to as many people as possible, on YouTube, the BT website, BT Sport channels and its app.

gloabpayTVDigRes 15may2017A survey from Digital TV Research has found, to paraphrase Mark Twain, that reports of the death of pay-TV are greatly exaggerated, finding that the sector is set to add 134 million subs in the five-year period to 2022, taking the total to 1.09 billion.

Mexico’s pay-TV market has stabilised at around the 21 million-subscriber mark, according to telecom authority IFT.

Brazil’s financial crisis continues to hit the telecoms business, particularly pay-TV operations.

A study from Digital TV Research is predicting that this year will see global pay-TV revenues top out at $202 billion, before plateauing at around $200 billion for the next five years.