What's Next in the Volatile Pay-TV Services Market?


There has been an erosion in penetration of pay-TV subscriptions in the United States. They have fallen from a high of 86 percent in 2014 to 83 percent in early 2017, based on Parks Associates recent consumer research. Despite signs in late 2015 and early 2016 that the U.S. cable TV industry finally had reversed years of subscriber losses, the numbers declined again for most cable operators late that same year. Over-the-top video services often are viewed as the primary driver for the declining pay-TV subscriber trend.

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It's Streaming Time for Showtime


CBS-owned pay-TV service Showtime on Monday announced that it will make its standalone streaming service available on Roku players and Roku TV models, as well as via Sony’s PlayStation Vue, for US$10.99 per month. The service will be accessible through those channels in July — coinciding with the season premieres of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex, which are slated to air on July 12. The announcement follows last week’s news that Showtime would be offering its streaming service as a standalone option via the Internet.

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