Wednesday, April 17, 2019
CableTV Cord-Cutting Picking Up Pace
You will find more infographics at Statista by Felix Richter
Over the past couple of weeks, things went from bad to worse for pay-TV providers in the United States, after both Apple and Disney announced their own subscription-based video streaming services to launch this year.
Already struggling to hold on to subscribers lured away by the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, the last thing the pay-TV industry needs is two new heavyweight competitors with deep pockets and plenty of ambition.
As the following chart shows, cord-cutting is really picking up pace, with net subscriber losses of the largest pay-TV providers growing from 125,000 in 2014 to 2.85 million last year, with total subscriber losses amounting to more than 5.5 million over the five-year period. At the same time, household penetration of SVOD services has grown from 47 percent to 69 percent between 2014 and 2018, indicating who is likely to blame for pay-TV’s losses.
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