Latest Report from the 2019 Pay-TV Innovation Forum Discusses Key Findings in the European Sector

Earlier this year, the Pay-TV Innovation Forum launched its 2019 program, inviting senior executives from pay-TV providers, broadcasters, rights holders, and technology suppliers to a special European seminar, exploring the challenges and opportunities facing Europe‘s pay-TV industry, at the end of a disruptive decade.

Hosted by NAGRA and chaired by MTM, participants at this invitation-only seminar included executives from BT, Canal+, Channel 4, Liberty Global, Sky, Sony, Turner, Viacom, and other industry participants.

The discussions explored a wide range of themes and issues, from the future of the pay-TV market through to exploring the opportunities in data and analytics. Some key findings include:

  • Industry executives identify challenges facing the sector, but are becoming more optimistic about responding to OTT disruption
  • Only 26% of executives polled now believe that the growth of paid OTT services will have a negative impact on the industry over the next five years
  • Executives are increasingly positive about the value of new aggregation strategies: with 79% believing that OTT subscription services can be a valuable component of the pay-TV offer.

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