MUMBAI: Pay TV revenues in North America will peak in 2013,
before gradually falling by $2.6 billion to reach $88.2 billion
in 2017, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
Digital TV North America report concludes that TV Arpu is
being forced down as cable operators and telcos convert their
subscribers to dual-play or triple-play bundles, though blended
(overall) ARPU is rising.
author Simon Murray said, Pay TV penetration has almost
reached saturation point in Canada and the US, so pay TV operators
continue to fight between themselves (mainly to capture analog
cable subs) for new subscribers.