Digital TV News: Leichtman Research

74% of U.S. TV households have at least one connected TV device
Jun 8, 2018 – According to Leichtman Research Group (LRG), 74% of U.S. TV households have at least one Internet-connected TV device, including connected Smart TVs, stand-alone streaming devices, connected video game systems, and/or connected Blu-ray players.
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Major U.S. pay TV providers lost ~305,000 subscribers in 1Q 2018
May 17, 2018 – Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that the largest pay-TV providers in the U.S. – representing about 95% of the market – lost about 305,000 net video subscribers in 1Q 2018, compared to a pro forma loss of about 515,000 subscribers in 1Q 2017.
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12% of U.S. 18-34 year olds have a 'virtual' pay TV service
Apr 9, 2018 – According to Leichtman Research Group (LRG), 18-34 year-olds account for 53% of adults in the U.S. that have a live streaming Internet-delivered pay-TV service (like Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, or You Tube TV).
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Pay TV subscribers at major US providers down ~1,495,000 in 2017
Mar 12, 2018 – Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that the largest pay-TV providers in the US lost about 1,495,000 net video subscribers in 2017, compared to a pro forma loss of about 760,000 subscribers in 2016.
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DISH releases DVR tailored to one- and two-TV households
Jan 22, 2018 – DISH has released Hopper Duo, a dual-tuner HD set-top solution for one- and two-TV households. Hopper Duo packages the most essential features of DISH's Hopper 3 for customers with smaller-scale entertainment setups.
News categories: DISH Network, Niraj Desai, Digital TV, Set Top Box, USA

U.S. DBS subscriber losses in 3Q 2017 worse than in any previous quarter
Nov 15, 2017 – Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that the largest pay-TV providers in the US -- representing about 95% of the market -- lost about 405,000 net video subscribers in 3Q 2017, compared to a loss of about 250,000 subscribers in 3Q 2016.
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Centro adds Samba TV to its programmatic ad platform
Nov 1, 2017 – Centro has announced access to additional connected TV inventory via a Samba TV private marketplace (PMP). Available through programmatic buying on Centro’s platform, connected TV PMPs enable advertisers to efficiently and precisely reach OTT streamers at scale.
News categories: Centro, Samba TV, Katie Risch, Advertising, Digital TV, USA

Number of US TV households with pay TV down to 79%
Sep 26, 2017 – According to Leichtman Research (LRG), about 79% of U.S. TV households subscribe to some form of pay-TV service. The percentage of TV households that subscribe to a pay-TV service is down from 84% in 2014, 88% in 2010, and 81% in 2004.
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Major U.S. pay TV providers lost 656,000 subscribers in 2Q 2017
Aug 17, 2017 – Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that the largest pay-TV providers in the US lost about 656,000 net video subscribers in 2Q 2017, compared to a loss of about 715,000 subscribers in 2Q 2016.
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