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Old 18-03-2017, 16:00   #1141
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0.5% in a year is hardly "devastating".

indeed l think OB is getting lessons from the Daily Fail in the art of extreme exaggerating.
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So what your saying is OB is really John Bentley
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So what your saying is OB is really John Bentley
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Old 21-03-2017, 13:19   #1144
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Re: The future for linear TV channels

The dissatisfaction with huge bundles of channels showing inferior material in the US is now gaining traction. The smaller channels will start to fold before too much longer, as viewers get smarter on their viewing habits.

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/67575...ing-to-an-end/

Neil: Age of the big TV bundle drawing to an end

The age of paying for a large bundle of channels but only watching a handful is coming to an end, according to broadcaster and journalist Andrew Neil.

Speaking at SES’s Satellite Monitors event in London this morning, Neil highlighted the disruptive force of Netflix and Amazon and new services like the forthcoming ‘skinny bundle’ YouTube TV offering in the US.

While cord cutting is still not a major issue in the UK, he said the picture is very different in the US where services like Netflix and Amazon have made the issue more stark.

“They used to say SVOD broadcasters would not affect traditional broadcasters in America. They’re not saying that anymore,” said Neil. “The dissatisfaction with pay TV is growing in America, cord-cutting is accelerating.”

“It hasn’t happened yet, but I think it will happen – the age of paying for a thousand channels and only six of which you ever watch is coming to an end. We were lucky to get away with it for as long as we could, but I just think we’re not going to get away with it anymore.”
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cord-cutting is accelerating.
That's odd. The link you posted 3 days ago told us cord-cutting in the US was at a 10 year low...

"Losses [of pay-TV customers] for the top cable providers were the fewest in any year since 2006 (the year Telcos introduced video services)"
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The dissatisfaction with huge bundles of channels showing inferior material in the US is now gaining traction. The smaller channels will start to fold before too much longer, as viewers get smarter on their viewing habits.

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/67575...ing-to-an-end/

Neil: Age of the big TV bundle drawing to an end

The age of paying for a large bundle of channels but only watching a handful is coming to an end, according to broadcaster and journalist Andrew Neil.

Speaking at SES’s Satellite Monitors event in London this morning, Neil highlighted the disruptive force of Netflix and Amazon and new services like the forthcoming ‘skinny bundle’ YouTube TV offering in the US.

While cord cutting is still not a major issue in the UK, he said the picture is very different in the US where services like Netflix and Amazon have made the issue more stark.

“They used to say SVOD broadcasters would not affect traditional broadcasters in America. They’re not saying that anymore,” said Neil. “The dissatisfaction with pay TV is growing in America, cord-cutting is accelerating.”

“It hasn’t happened yet, but I think it will happen – the age of paying for a thousand channels and only six of which you ever watch is coming to an end. We were lucky to get away with it for as long as we could, but I just think we’re not going to get away with it anymore.”
You are becoming a bit like the Daily Fail OB in that you keep churning out the same old line time and time again and in the end some might actually believe you.
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You are becoming a bit like the Daily Fail OB in that you keep churning out the same old line time and time again and in the end some might actually believe you.

To be fair to OB, Den, he didn't right that article, he only posted it!
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To be fair to OB, Den, he didn't right that article, he only posted it!
Granted although the person writing it is not exactly pals with Rupert Murdoch ever since their split.
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That's odd. The link you posted 3 days ago told us cord-cutting in the US was at a 10 year low...

"Losses [of pay-TV customers] for the top cable providers were the fewest in any year since 2006 (the year Telcos introduced video services)"
Well, I do try to provide some balance to the argument!

Yes, there are fewer cutting the cord, but the trend continues.

The top six cable companies lost about 280,000 video subscribers in 2016 – compared to a loss of about 410,000 subscribers in 2015, and 1,200,000 subscribers in 2014.

However, traditional pay-TV services (not including Internet-delivered services) lost about 1,640,000 subscribers in 2016 – compared to a loss of about 980,000 in 2015.

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You are becoming a bit like the Daily Fail OB in that you keep churning out the same old line time and time again and in the end some might actually believe you.
You should be proud, Den. Clearly, you are living proof that even when presented with all the evidence to the contrary, some will cling to their mistaken beliefs until the bitter end!
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Re: The future for linear TV channels

The chances of HBO coming to the UK as a stand-alone service look to be low if France is anything to go by. Orange has just renewed its exclusive contract with HBO in that country.
http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017/...hbo-exclusive/
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The chances of HBO coming to the UK as a stand-alone service look to be low if France is anything to go by. Orange has just renewed its exclusive contract with HBO in that country.
http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017/...hbo-exclusive/
It was never going to happen despite the blind eyed optimism of one revered poster on this forum.
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It was never going to happen despite the blind eyed optimism of one revered poster on this forum.
What we don't know are the implications of AT&T's $85bn purchase of HBO's owners, TimeWarner. AT&T are planning on keeping HBO but could they change the distribution strategy overseas? My instinct is no but if there's another mega-merger, who knows?
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Just because HBO grant exclusive first showing rights to other providers doesn't prevent them from providing a streaming service for all non-first run material. Indeed, this is a lucrative means for HBO to get the best of both worlds!

A little thinking outside the box helps sometimes, folks!
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Just because HBO grant exclusive first showing rights to other providers doesn't prevent them from providing a streaming service for all non-first run material. Indeed, this is a lucrative means for HBO to get the best of both worlds!

A little thinking outside the box helps sometimes, folks!
l quite agree OB....
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Just because HBO grant exclusive first showing rights to other providers doesn't prevent them from providing a streaming service for all non-first run material. Indeed, this is a lucrative means for HBO to get the best of both worlds!

A little thinking outside the box helps sometimes, folks!
HBO Nordic is a perfect example of this that one includes other networks too such as Showtime, Amc etc.
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