Tag: dth @en

A Merger with Sky-High Ambitions

A Merger with Sky-High Ambitions

The European DTH market may be poised for a significant shakeup in the coming months, following a proposed merger between three of the continent’s largest DTH platforms: British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), Sky Deutschland, and Sky Italia. NSR has noted in previous reports that the Western European DTH market could benefit from such consolidation; however, issues […]

August 20, 2014 | By More
Shifting DTH Demand in Latin America

Shifting DTH Demand in Latin America

The Latin American DTH market has in recent years seen excellent growth in both household and revenue numbers. With just under 22 million DTH subscribers as of 2012, Latin America as a whole represents almost 20% of global DTH subscribers, and during the next 3-5 years, it will be the fastest growing region in the […]

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Major DTH Shift to Southern Hemisphere

Major DTH Shift to Southern Hemisphere

NSR’s Global Direct-to-Home (DTH) Markets, 6th Edition analyzes a rapidly changing industry that is diverging from one with growth centered around North America and Western Europe to one where growth will come from the developing parts of the world. With India already at 1 million gross DTH additions per month, and countries like Indonesia and Nigeria […]

August 28, 2013 | By | 179 Replies More
The Last DTH Frontier

The Last DTH Frontier

Sub-Saharan Africa will provide tremendous opportunities for DTH platforms over the coming years. These opportunities will be driven by: Very low TV household penetration rates currently, Economic development and population increases, and The current hole in the market where a low-cost, low-margin, almost “India-esque” operator should be. For these reasons, Sub-Saharan Africa may be primed […]

August 2, 2013 | By | 169 Replies More
DirecTV weighs taking a page from Aereo’s strategy

DirecTV weighs taking a page from Aereo’s strategy

Just as Alice cried “Curiouser and curiouser!” as she fell through the rabbit hole and entered Wonderland, so, too, it appears, is the pay-TV space entering a different reality. Consider: Satellite pay-TV provider DirecTV (DTV) may be looking at installing antennas into set-top boxes to provide subscribers with over-the-air broadcast signals in an effort to […]

July 1, 2013 | By | 624 Replies More
Dish Network´s Bid for Sprint – Connecting the Dots

Dish Network´s Bid for Sprint – Connecting the Dots

Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen wants to merge Dish’s satellite TV with Sprint´s wireless network to offer “anytime-anywhere” services and allow subscribers seamless access to media content both inside and outside their homes. This merger target follows a number of (smaller) acquisitions made by Dish and Echostar over the past several years that -at times- may […]

May 10, 2013 | By | 1,410 Replies More