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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another day, another ominous media consumption story suggesting consumers are about to ditch pay TV in droves.
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.
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.
NEW YORK--Netflix has proven that content can be a revenue driver and has driven multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) and content providers alike to improve their online offerings. But the myriad technologies available and ever-changing content rights issues are slowing deployment of multiscreen services.