U.S. Pay TV Subscribers To Drop 5% By 2022

U.S. traditional pay TV providers will continue to lose grown in the coming years. The industry is expected to drop 5% in subscribers by 2022 to 90.711 million from 94.957 million in 2017, according to Digital TV Research.

North America pay TV revenues -- subscriptions and PPV -- peaked in 2015 at $108.58 billion, the research says. Estimates are revenues will fall by 12.7% -- $13.76 billion --  to $94.82 billion in 2022.

In five years' time, cable pay TV revenues will decline by $12.13 billion, while satellite TV providers will climb $1.93 billion; and telco IPTV business will drop $3.55 billion – a massive 32.5%.

U.S. digital cable TV subscribers -- the bulk of the overall U.S. pay cable business -- will remain flat at about 57 million, the level in 2015. Satellite TV also flat at about 36 million; from 2015.

Telecommunication IPTV companies will continue lose subscribers -- in large part as AT&T looks to transition its U-Verse customers in DirecTV customers. 

Total Canadian pay TV subscribers will remain steady -- 11.3 million in 2016; 11.2 million in 2017; and going to 11.3 million by 2022.



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