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Pay TV shows its resilience by rising to multiple challenges

The pay TV sector is under pressure on multiple fronts. Over-the-top (OTT) video services are growing impressively, giving rise to speculation about the depth of the ‘cord-cutting’ phenomenon. Rival entertainment sources are becoming increasingly sophisticated and offering competition for pay TV eyeballs, while free-to-air traditional TV alternatives are also becoming more attractive. All of this… Read more

Adam Thomas

Western Europe: Cable to dominate digital pay TV

Analog switch off in Western Europe will see digital pay TV penetration exceed 50% by 2016. With new competition from DTT and IPTV platforms, and high pay TV penetration stifling the market, cable subscriber-growth in Western Europe has stalled and is set to decline over the next five years. As a result, cable operators have… Read more

Simon Molony

TVs edge ahead in the battle for the connected home

Connected TVs today are still a relatively niche product, in spite of price cuts and major marketing pushes from manufacturers. Today, the most widely installed connected TV device in the home is the games console. But this will not be the case for long. In 2013, by which time connectivity will have become a standard… Read more

Giles Cottle