The National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas this week comes at a time when the cable TV industry is seeing a new threat: A rise in the number of so-called "zero TV" households.
Cord-cutting is only attractive if there's lots of quality content and it's not expensive. Both of those factors could be going away soon--or at lease be substantially diminished--according to Darren Feher, CEO of Conviva, who expects that higher fees and less content will become the norm as the online video space finds its footing.
Over-the-top (OTT) video offerings, a stagnant economy and ongoing and new competition from outside sources such as IPTV players are combining to hammer the cable industry's subscriber base, the most recent Television Intelligence Report from IHS Screen Digest found.
There are 11 million broadband households in the United States comprised of cord cutters and cord nevers who do not subscribe to pay TV services. This group, lumped together as "pay TV refugees," now makes up about 13 percent of the entire U.S. broadband household universe.
There appears to be room enough for both traditional pay TV and OTT when consumers can get the right mix of both--with a dash of social interactivity thrown in as seasoning, an Ericsson Consumer Insight Summary Report concludes. According to the report, "only 7 percent (of consumers) have canceled their TV packages since 2011."
The evidence is mounting that even though cable TV customers are not cutting the cord en masse, they are cutting back. New research from Altman Vilandrie & Co. presented at OTTCon in Santa Clara,
Aereo plans to launch a technology platform on March 14 which will allow New York City residents to watch and record programming from 20 broadcast networks on PCs, tablets and mobile phones,
The number of homes that rely on broadcast TV and broadband Internet connections for home entertainment jumped by nearly 1 million, or 22.8 percent, from the third quarter of 2010 to the third
While Netflix ( Nasdaq: NFLX ) CEO Reed Hastings said he expects to sign 1.7 million new streaming video subscribers during the first quarter, he insisted Tuesday that the company isn't interested in
About 9 percent of U.S. cable and satellite TV subscribers have cancelled their pay TV subscriptions, and about 11 percent of consumers are thinking about cutting the cord on pay TV, Deloitte reports