Thursday, May 17, 2018

vMVPD market shakeout won’t happen in 2018, analysts say

The group, however, didn’t bite, forming a consensus that these are the early days for the virtual MVPD industry. Despite rampant competition for subscribers, high programming costs and loss-leader price points, none of the operators seems close to cutting bait, they said.

“That’s like walking into the baby section of a hospital and saying which one of these children is going to survive,” quipped Brett Sappington, senior director of research for Parks Associates, during the closing panel for the Pay TV Show, an event produced by Fierce parent company Questex.

“We’re at the earliest part of the curve,” added Sappington, who said he doesn’t expect any vMVPD attrition to occur until at least 2019. 

From the article "vMVPD market shakeout won’t happen in 2018, analysts say" by Daniel Frankel.

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