Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Pay-TV - The future is now for the UK's broadcasting and telecom industries

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Friday 20 July 18

A new report by Ofcom shows that demand for online pay TV services is growing at a rate of knots, but will telcos be agile enough to capitalise on this opportunity

The UK's telecoms regulator Ofcom has this week revealed that figures for online streaming services have outstripped demand for terrestrial pay-TV services for the first time. 15.4 million people in the UK signed up for online streaming services during the second quarter of 2018, compared to 15.1 million traditional pay-TV subscriptions, according to Ofcom's report.   The move reflects a shifting dynamic in the UK's viewing habits, as more and more people opt for online TV services. This in turn places higher and higher demand on the UK's fixed line and mobile networks…

The UK's telecoms regulator Ofcom has this week revealed that figures for online streaming services have outstripped demand for terrestrial pay-TV services for the first time. 15.4 million people in the UK signed up for online streaming services during the second quarter of 2018, compared to 15.1 million traditional pay-TV subscriptions, according to Ofcom's report.   The move reflects a shifting dynamic in the UK's viewing habits, as more and more people opt for online TV services. This in turn places higher and higher demand on the UK's fixed line and mobile networks…

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