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Cord-nevers unlikely to ever buy pay TV, while OTT providers step up 4K game

In a statistic that probably has cable TV execs scrambling to push broadband video, only about 2 percent of the 19 percent of millennials who don't have pay TV would consider signing up in the next three months, a new report from nScreenMedia indicates.

Pay TV has had 3,050 service outages so far this year, broadcasters tell Congress

Continuing an aggressive communications barrage against the pay TV industry, broadcast group TVfreedom wrote its latest Congressional letter to perhaps its most sympathetic lawmaker, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), informing her that U.S. cable, satellite and telco video providers have experienced 3,050 service interruptions so far this year.

Global set-top revenue continues slide, down 3 percent to $4.8B

The worldwide pay-TV set-top box market continued to retract in the first quarter, with revenue down 3 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, Infonetics Research reports.

Report: VPN masking is online video's open secret, and a pay-TV threat

Exclusive rights to sporting events isn't going to help cable companies hold on to increasingly frustrated subscribers, a pay-TV consulting firm says. That may be even more apparent as World Cup fans find workarounds to ESPN's hold on the U.S. broadcast of the event via a growing number of online services that help viewers mask or spoof their location.

Broadcasters ramp up retrans battle, ask Congress to investigate pay TV pricing

Escalating a D.C.-based battle over retransmission fee policy, the broadcast industry-backed organization TVFreedom sent a letter Tuesday to the respective leaders of the House and Senate communications oversight subcommittees, pushing them to investigate pay TV pricing.

Netflix cutting into the pay TV market, report says

A new Leichtman Research Group poll found that 48 percent of U.S. households that don't subscribe to pay TV now pay a monthly Netflix bill, up from just 29 percent in 2012 and 16 percent in 2010.

OTT households grow, while pay-TV consumers at their most miserable

Cable may still be king of media delivery, but the kingdom's subjects couldn't be more miserable, a new report shows. And while pay-TV subscribers hunt for an alternative to their current subscriptions, the number of over-the-top households continues to grow, another study found.

Study says 84% of cord cutters are happy, but questions remain

Another day, another ominous media consumption story suggesting consumers are about to ditch pay TV in droves.

Online video holds steady against linear TV options

The number of online video viewers keeps growing steadily, and those who have completely cut the cord from pay TV are happy with their decision, a pair of newly released reports from comScore and nScreen Media reveal. But pay-TV providers are battling the trend.

From Hollywood, by way of Silicon Valley, I have finally arrived

Please allow me to introduce myself: I'm Daniel Frankel, and I am now the editor of FierceCable, taking over the publication amid the greatest disruption to hit the video entertainment sector in the last half-century. I'm pretty excited to have the job of chronicling this technological evolution for what remains its most powerful driving force, the pay TV industry.