Tag: Cable Pricing

TataSky Terminates Sony Channels over Pricing Row, Faces Backlash from Subscribers | News18

TataSky Terminates Sony Channels over Pricing Row, Faces Backlash from Subscribers | News18

New Delhi: The deadlock between Tata Sky and Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) hit a crescendo on Monday evening when the direct-to-home (DTH) platform removed 32 channels of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and three from the India Today Network because of differences over pricing. … Harit Nagpal, MD, Tata Sky said that commercial negotiations […]

Tata Sky DTH: Tata Sky removes Sony, India Today channels over pricing issues | Economic Times

Tata Sky DTH: Tata Sky removes Sony, India Today channels over pricing issues | Economic Times

Mumbai: More than 16 million subscribers of Tata Sky were in for a shock on Monday evening when the direct-to-home (DTH) platform removed 32 channels of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and three from the India Today Network because of differences over pricing. Effectively, popular TV channels such as Sony Entertainment Television, SAB, Max, AXN, […]

Impact of cost of programming on Pay-Tv pricing | Vanguard News

Impact of cost of programming on Pay-Tv pricing | Vanguard News

A little over three years ago, I was one of many Nigerians fuming at the upward price reviews made by MultiChoice, the leading Pay TV operator in the country. I believed, like many others, that the prices being charged for the service were extortionate. Explanations by the company that it had no option than to […]

No Shortage of Ways to Bring TV Prices Down | Public Knowledge

No Shortage of Ways to Bring TV Prices Down | Public Knowledge

Virtual cable services show that it’s not impossible, provided you have a company that is willing to lose money on every subscriber for a while, which is not something you can count on forever. There’s a reason why many online video services, such as Netflix and Amazon, focus more on back-catalog and original programming, instead […]

AT&T launches new WatchTV streaming service at aggressive $15-per-month price | The Verge

AT&T launches new WatchTV streaming service at aggressive $15-per-month price | The Verge

Days after completing its monumental acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T is announcing a second streaming TV service that’s priced lower than the company’s existing DirecTV Now offering. The new service is called WatchTV and it launches next week. WatchTV includes 31 channels, with 6 networks from Viacom coming “soon after.” AT&T had confirmed the service […]

More and more people cut the cord as cable TV companies struggle | Digital Trends

More and more people cut the cord as cable TV companies struggle | Digital Trends

Customers of the five top internet TV providers has more than doubled, from 2 million in 2016 to nearly 4.6 million at the end of 2017. The research doesn’t include people who never signed up for cable in the first place, younger viewers known as “cord-nevers” rather than “cord-cutters.” From a high of 88 percent […]

Cable TV prices keep going up as more people cut the cord | New York Post

Cable TV prices keep going up as more people cut the cord | New York Post

Cable and satellite TV providers are ringing in the new year with an unwelcome gift: higher cable bills. Comcast, for instance, says customer bills will rise 2.2 percent, on average, in 2018. AT&T is raising DirecTV’s prices by up to $8 a month in mid-January. Smaller providers are planning increases, too. Over the past decade, […]

Multiplay in the Americas: Aggressive Pricing Discount Strategy | Crossroads Today

Multiplay in the Americas: Aggressive Pricing Discount Strategy | Crossroads Today

Broadband infrastructure has positioned operators globally to provide fixed voice, fixed Internet and pay-TV over a single connection as a triple-play package, and with fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) also offer quad-play services by adding mobile services. In the Americas, operators are offering such mulitplay service bundles with unified billing and some sort of special deal to […]

Sky Sports to replace numbered channels and slash prices in revamp | The Guardian

Sky Sports to replace numbered channels and slash prices in revamp | The Guardian

A key part of the strategy is that it will let Sky entice new pay-TV subscribers reluctant to fork out up to £49.50 for its cheapest sports package. The new strategy will allow Sky to charge £18 for its cheapest package – although the whole Sky Sports bundle will remain a costly option. The cost […]

Consumers and pay-TV industry are far apart on a la carte channel pricing | LA Times

Consumers and pay-TV industry are far apart on a la carte channel pricing | LA Times

The TiVo wish list suggests that more than a few people would be just as happy, if not happier, without any sports programming. It also indicates that the average $7.20 a month that ESPN adds to people’s pay-TV bills is wasted money for many households. As for pricing, here’s where things get really interesting. We […]