Pay-TV sees more subscriber drains in Q3, opening the door for OTT.

Michelle Clancy | 12-11-2012 The North American pay-TV industry’s subscriber numbers in the third quarter continued to deliver bad news, with subscriber totals across segments missing targets. Overall, Sanford C Bernstein’s Craig Moffett said that operators, including privately-held ones, lost a combined 127,000 subscribers in the quarter. Analysts say that the continuing softness will drive […]

The growing popularity of Web TV

If anyone needed any convincing about the power of web TV, the recent news that YouTube now serves more search queries than the Yahoo and Live search engines has certainly emphasised the point. Moreover, this reflects the continuing dominance of Google, which owns the video streaming site. In November, YouTube received 2.79 billion search queries, […]

Trending Up

Trending Up Tom Butts Editor-in-Chief I’m not a fan of tired ole clichés but humor me on this one. I’m only going to say it once: to paraphrase an old saying, “rumors of the demise of broadcast television have been greatly exaggerated.” We’ve seen the signs for months, even years. Sales of over the […]

Broadcast TV-Only Broadband Homes Jump 23%

The Nielsen Co. was careful not to fan the cord-cutting flames, but its latest Cross Platform Report shows that the number of U.S. homes with broadcast-only TV and broadband jumped 22.8 percent since the third quarter of 2011. Nielsen estimates that there are 5.1 million homes in that category, after 1 million joined in during […]