Average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018

New study identifies key trends in pay-TV and non-pay-tv video entertainment spending

Average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018 | #TpromoCom #Entertainment #Report #Television | Research from Parks Associates finds the average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018, when consumer-reported monthly spending on pay TV declined from $84 to $76.

According to 360 View: Entertainment Services in the US, pricing pressure for consumer services is forcing increasing conflict in carriage negotiations, which in turn fuels the interest among providers in continued vertical and horizontal consolidation.

Self-reported expenditures on non-pay-TV home video entertainment also declined 30% per month over the past seven years, peaking at nearly $40 in 2014 to slightly over $20 at the end of 2018, according to the study. Spending on DVD and Blu-ray packaged media has steadily declined since 2012, while spending on movie theaters declined by 50% from 2014 to 2018. Spending on internet video is the only category to hold steady throughout the time frame, staying at $8-9 per month since 2014, showing the power of streaming and downloaded content from the internet.

“Traditional pay-TV providers (MVPDs) have faced continued subscriber losses due to increasing consumer choice from OTT services, so they are deploying skinny bundles and vMVPD services to create more choice among viewers,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “For pay-TV service providers, traditional and online, they are exploring new areas in content ownership and development, and to be successful in these efforts, understanding consumer activity and motivation related to adoption and use of their services is critical.”

“Subscription online video is the only growth category for consumer-paid video entertainment beyond pay TV. Operators, struggling with declining ARPU for standalone pay-TV services, are anxious to leverage this trend,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Research Director and Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. “Operators are taking differing approaches. Some, including Comcast and DISH, are offering subscriptions to third-party OTT video services and are integrating them into their discovery interfaces. Partnering gives operators a chance to serve as content aggregator, a familiar position. Others, including AT&T and DISH, are expanding their competitive reach online and have introduced vMVPD services.”

360 View: Entertainment Services in the US provides a comprehensive view of the US marketplace for pay-TV services, including changes in adoption, services taken, churn, and spending among key consumer segments, including upgraders, downgraders, new subscribing households, cord cutters, cord shavers, and OTT subscribers. It also assesses demand for entertainment service features and compares perception, demand, and use among leading US operators. Other highlights:

20% of US broadband households do not have a pay-TV services.

NPS for traditional pay-TV services is weaker than for other content service types.

In 2018, the average number of connected devices per broadband household, excluding smart home devices, reached 8.4.

12% of US broadband households eliminated pay-TV service (cut the cord) in 2018.

For information on 360 View: Entertainment Services in the US, contact sales@parksassociates.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Sherrelle Lewis at sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

About Parks Associates

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company’s expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.


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