The studio cartel system continues to thrive in Europe even after several seemingly disruptive interventions by the European Commission.
As multiple streaming services prepare for an intensifying battle over European subscribers, British-made content continues to surge. This content bonanza and bidding wars between buyers are driving up prices for shows.
There is even more bad news for pay television providers. Unlike 2017, subscribers signing up for cheaper online television bundles are starting to contract.
The European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy will destroy Europe’s independent film and television market in favor of global technology companies.
More and more consumers are piecing together entertainment content from multiple services rather than relying on a traditional cable television package.
Over two million U.S households cancelled cable television services in 2017. The traditional TV industry could be in for another brutal year.
Distributors push back against content providers as price increases and growing content commitments eat into profitability.
After decades of stifling innovation and blocking new content delivery models, cable companies are paying a hefty price that shows no sign of stopping.
In Q4 2016, 77% of respondents would only like to pay for the channels they watch, up 3% y-o-y. Pricing expectations are in contrast to what they are paying.
With increased competition from Netflix and Amazon, Canal+ lost a half of million subscribers in France during 2016.