Friday, November 30, 2012, 10:12 AM ET|Posted by Will Richmond
I'm pleased to present the 157th edition of the VideoNuze-TDG podcast with my weekly partner Colin Dixon, senior analyst at The Diffusion Group. This week we devote the full podcast to discussing TDG's new report, "Pay-TV Refugees - A Primary Research Profile of Cord-Cutters and Cord-Nevers."
Colin notes that U.S. households with broadband service that don't subscribe to pay-TV have grown steadily in the last 3 years, and are forecast to continue doing so over the next 5 years. We dig into the main reasons behind this - affordability and relevance, particularly for younger consumers.
As I wrote earlier this week, the fundamental question here is what broadband users - presented with a huge new diversity of online video choices, the rising cost of pay-TV and a proliferation of new viewing devices - will do? Admittedly it's still very early in the game and hard to predict what's ahead. But it does seem inevitable, given human behavior, that some percentage will peel off, either dropping pay-TV or not subscribing in the first place.
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- IHS: "Smart TV" Household Penetration to Reach 50% by 2019 Home Media Magazine
- Discovery is getting 60 million Facebook video views per month Digiday
- Amazon Prime Video Streaming Hours Doubled in Fourth Quarter Home Media Magazine
- Facebook Was Game-Changer For 2015 Branded Video Campaigns Mediapost
- Standalone Streaming Services Far More Popular On Roku Than TV Everywhere Apps Variety