Topic: subscriber numbers
Kagan is the latest research company to come out with bearish subscriber-growth projections for the traditional pay TV industry.
After growing rapidly in its first three months online to 328,000 subscribers, DirecTV Now hit a wall in February, losing 3,000 customers.
ESPN's president John Skipper struck an upbeat tone at parent company Walt Disney's upfront presentation this morning.
Comcast officially became the only top U.S. pay-TV operator not to lose video customers during the three-month period ending March 31.
CBS affiliates’ OTT deal, which will expand local broadcast content on Hulu’s live TV and YouTube TV, is currently being monetized based on subscribers.
French telecom conglomerate Altice NV reported 3.2% revenue growth in the first quarter to €5.93 billion ($6.46 billion).
CBS All Access and Showtime Anytime are pacing ahead of projections to add 8 million subscribers combined by 2020, the company said.
The total profit delivered over time by a Sling TV customer is only a quarter of what Dish gets from a satellite subscriber, a MoffettNathanson analyst said.
Hulu’s live TV service, which is still being tested by consumers, reportedly added NBC-owned cable nets including Bravo and E! to its programming mix.
Cable operators added nearly 3.3 million high-speed internet subscribers in 2016, taking another chunk of market share away from phone companies.