State of the US pay TV operator market Q1 2015: Cable makes the best showing

May 12, 2015  | Subscribers Only

Erik Brannon Erik Brannon Associate Director – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms
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Pay TV loses 33,890 subscribers in Q1 2015, hampered by losses at satellite but offset by strong returns at cable

In this report:

  • Market Overview       
  • Key developments Q1 2015  
  • Cord-nevers continue to be the story           
  • Pay TV video positive in Q1 2015      
  • Pay TV operators      
  • Pay TV packages and focus 
  • Cable’s positive results widen           
  • High Speed Data continues to be the icing on the cake        
  • Programming disputes cause problems in Q1 2015   
  • AT&T continues to meet resistance  

List of tables and charts:

  • Pay TV basic video subscribers and penetration
  • US TV households Composition Q1 2015
  • Quarterly Subscriber Adds by Pipeline (000s)
  • Q1 2015 cable HSD as a percentage of video subscribers
  • Growth in cord nevers is could be an opportunity for pay TV (000s)
  • Pay TV packages and focus
  • Quarterly Subscriber Adds by Pipeline (000s)
  • Cable Quarterly Subscriber Adds (000s)
  • HSD additions lead to renewed growth in total cable homes
  • HSD growth is expected to continue
  • DIRECTV maintains growth at a cost
  • Satellite TV subscribers
  • IPTV subscriber growth continues to cool
  • ITPV quarterly net subscriber additions

Number of pages: 13 

Number of charts and tables: 14

Erik Brannon

Associate Director – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms

Mr. Erik Brannon, the associate director of research and analysis at IHS Markit, specializes in pay-TV operators and channels.

Geography
USA
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