Global Pay-TV On-Demand Market: Regional disparities in the transition to new technology | 02 May 13 Video-on-Demand services have become a key feature of digital TV services in the past five years, with the introduction of new technology enabling the delivery of a vast amount of content. While on-demand services were originally used to offer the customer premium videos, generating additional revenues, changes in technology have resulted in shifts in business models and the type of content available with on-demand now being used as a customer retention mechanism. However, a clear time lag exists between developing and developed markets in the uptake and availability of VoD. This report analyses the disparities in VoD technology across six regions (Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Central and South America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa). Using data from IHS Screen Digest's Television Intelligence service we look at regional differences in the number of enabled homes by VoD technology (near-, push-, IP- and True-VoD) and the impact this has on revenues and content consumption.
State of the Canadian pay TV operator market: Q4 2012: Pay TV penetration on the decline | 24 Apr 13 tags › Canada has one of the highest pay TV penetrations in the world, estimated to reach nearly 90 per cent at year-end 2012, but like the US, IHS Screen Digest expects that pay TV penetration will be on a relentless yet shallow decline through 2017, as many newly formed households are less likely to take a traditional pay TV subscription because of high price points and an emerging OTT business.
IPTV Market Monitor: Q4 2012 | 12 Apr 13 This Market Monitor examines the global IPTV market as covered in Screen Digest's Television Intelligence service. Approximately 150 companies across six regions (North America, Western and Eastern Europe, MEA, Asia-Pacific and Latin America) are assessed on an ongoing basis as part of our research into the IPTV sector. The report combines data and analyst commentary to examine trends in uptake, revenue, TV household and digital TV penetration, business models and regulatory changes in Q4 2012.
State of the US pay TV operator market 2012 - Fewer video additions pressure operators | 11 Apr 13 tags › As more families have become accustomed to lower-price alternatives to pay TV, the business is increasingly under pressure from TV households who will never be subscribers, cord nevers. The amount of cord never households is expected to rise with TV penetration, but the percentage of households subscribing to pay TV is expected to decline.
Pay TV in the Middle east and North Africa (MENA) | 26 Mar 13 tags › The pay TV landscape of the 13 MENA countries covered in this report. Data on subscribers, revenues, content offer, packages pricing policy, HD content offer, plans for growth for each pay TV operator in the MENA region.
The HDTV Channels in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | 26 Mar 13 tags › The HDTV channels offer in the MENA countries (up to February 2013) categorized according to : FTA or Pay, platform (satellite or IPTV), genre, offer by pay TV operator, language and country of origin.
Discovery enters the sports arena with Eurosport deal | 28 Feb 13 tags › Discovery Communications International has bought a 20 per cent stake in Eurosport and could own 100 per cent of the pan-European sports channel in two years. Owned by France's TF1, Eurosport has steered clear of bidding for inflated rights to top tier sports and follows a similar dual revenue stream model to the US cable programmer.
Transactional Movies: The Big Picture in 2012 and Beyond | 15 Feb 13 tags › Based on the recently published Movies: Cross-platform Market Monitor, this insight report highlights the trends which shaped transactional movie spending and consumption across the globe in 2012. The report includes data selected from five IHS Screen Digest intelligence services, available across all four movie distribution platforms and covering five geographical regions. The result is a cross-sectional look at the global market for movies, by region and by platform, outlining in detail where growth is being generated; in 2012 and during the forecast period to 2016.
State of the Canadian pay TV operator market: Q3 2012, IPTV carries growth | 24 Jan 13 tags › Canada has one of the highest pay TV penetrations in the world, estimated to reach 91 per cent at year-end 2012, but like the US, IHS Screen Digest expects that pay TV penetration will be on a relentless yet shallow decline through 2016, most likely having peaked in 2012, as many newly formed households are less likely to take a traditional pay TV subscription because of high price points and an emerging OTT business.
Scaling OTT Part 2: The channel conundrum | 24 Jan 13 tags › Our recent analysis of the scaling costs for OTT concluded that platform-agnostic OTT services cannot be scaled to deliver simultaneous mass-audience television at the current cost base. The same scaling issues also apply to single mass-audience channels, but for channels with a low to medium viewing share, scaling for OTT may not be such an issue. OTT streaming can work out cheaper than broadcast for individual low-medium consumption channels. But the current economics of the television business mean that OTT remains an incremental cost rather than a substitutive one. Nonetheless, the cost analysis highlights the potential importance of OTT Unicast streaming as a potential substitute for broadcast once the distribution and installed user base scales. By extension, it highlights a potential new business role for IP infrastructure owners in the channel distribution market.
Movies: Cross-platform Market Monitor | 16 Jan 13 tags › This Cross-platform Movie Market Monitor examines the market for movies across five major geographical regions and four key distribution channels; theatrical, physical, pay TV VOD services, and digital distribution.
State of the US pay TV operator market: Q3 2012, another challenging quarter for US pay TV | 19 Dec 12 tags › American families are still feeling the economic effects of the recession, but can expect a steady, albeit slow, climb to recovery. The unemployment rate has been generally drifting downward but real disposable income has been fairly flat. Real disposable income is expected to rise as conditions in the labor market improve. In addition, an increase in housing starts provides hope for the pay TV business.