TiVo says a new survey shows that for the top 20 channels, U.S. consumers will pay $28.87 down as of the fourth quarter 2016 -- down 12.3% from $32.92 in third quarter 2016.
Some of this dovetails with other TiVo results with regard to cord-cutting.
The report says that while 83% of respondents have a pay TV, 17% do not. Among those who do not, 19.8% cut service in the last 12 months -- which represents a 2.3% gain versus the same time period a year ago.
“At nearly 20%, this is the highest percentage of cord-cutters since TiVo began tracking them in the Q4 2015 survey,” says the report. TiVo says the main reason -- as cited by 80% of respondents -- is price.
Looking at TV Everywhere -- digital app efforts by pay TV providers and TV networks -- the report notes that these are still moving slowly. Among respondents, 49.1% of respondents said they were aware of their pay-TV provider’s app, a rise of 9.1% from a year ago.
Adoption of those TV Everywhere apps is at a lower level -- 30.9% of respondents have access a pay-TV provider’s app, up 9.4% from a year ago.