Young Viewers May Delay Traditional Pay TV

Viewers Want Fewer Channels, Lower Bills

A Digitalsmiths survey shows nearly 75% of TV consumers want “skinny” TV packages with 20 channels or less, versus the 100 to 200 channels typically offered. They’d also like to pay less — roughly $40 rather than the average $80-$120 pay TV bill.

Poll: Viewers Have Negative Views Of Pay TV Providers

A new nationwide survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of TV broadcasters’ coalition TVfreedom finds that most Americans are fed up with their pay TV service. The poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18-plus, including more than 1,500 pay TV subscribers, found that 77% of all respondents believe that pay TV […]

Viewers Want Fewer Channels, Lower Price

Kagan: Pay TV Subs Drop For First Time

Cable, satellite TV and telecom firms collectively shed 251,000 video subscribers in 2013, led by continued cable losses, according to SNL Kagan. It was the U.S. pay TV industry’s first-ever full-year subscriber decline on record.

News Corp. Holds 54.5% Of German Pay TV Firm

BERLIN — A wholly owned subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has taken a majority stake in German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland. The Munich-based channel said in a statement Monday that News Adelaide has increased its holding in Sky Deutschland to 54.5% for €347.4 million ($461.14 million). Sky Deutschland says News Corp. has also […]