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US pay-TV subs down 612,000 in Q1

Monday 17 July 2017 | 10:56 CET | News

The US pay-TV subscriber base declined by 612,000 to 100.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, a fall of 0.61 percent compared to the previous quarter, according to the latest report from Dataxis. Although cable subscribers remained flat at 58.4 million, DTH subscribers were down 1.32 percent to 33.2 million while IPTV declined by 3.1 percent to 6.3 million at the end of March. The report added that linear OTT pay-TV services continued to grow, by 6.0 percent compared to the previous quarter, to 2.4 million subscribers.

The pay-TV market is led by AT&T Group (DirecTV USA, AT&T, DirecTV Now) with a 25 percent share, followed by Comcast with 23 percent of total subscribers and Charter with 17 percent. Cable TV represents more than half of subscribers, with DTH accounting for one-third, while IPTV and linear OTT represent 6 percent and 2 percent respectively.



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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: AT&T / Comcast / DirecTV
Countries: United States
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