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pay TV

A subscription to a television service from a cable, satellite or telephone company. The term excludes Internet-based streaming services such as Netflix, which also charge a monthly fee, though considerably less. Pay TV includes pay-per-view premium content such as a sporting event or newly released movie, which may be delivered on demand or at a scheduled time. See video-on-demand, streaming service and cord cutter.
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Global Pay TV Video Encoders Market Research Report Forecast from 2019 to 2025
In 2024, Turkey and Israel are expected to supply nearly half of the region's pay TV revenues.
Many Pay TV operators would love to compete with a modern app-based approach to their video services but face large investments to upgrade their existing headend infrastructure.
'If LG Uplus strikes a deal, the pay TV market will become a battle between mobile carriers.' Earlier this year, LG Uplus said in a regulatory filing that it was 'considering multiple options on purchasing a cable TV operator, without limiting the target to a certain company,' after rumors spread that LG Uplus was close to a purchase deal with CJ Hello.
Pay TV providers are also expected to perform across a wide range of important factors including cost efficiency, flexibility, post campaign evaluations, unique content and integrated solutions.
* Figure 4: Italy - Pay TV: Retail market segmentation by volume ((000) subscribers) - 2010
* Figure 4: UK - Pay TV: Retail market segmentation by volume ((000) subscribers) - 2010
The European Commission approved, on 15 April, the 17.2 billion takeover of Virgin Media, the UK's second pay TV company, by the US company Liberty Global.
The regulator has concluded that the deal would not distort competition in the pay TV market.
In terms of Pay TV markets, overall the regional total is predicted to increase to 11 million pay TV homes by 2014.
Laura Carstensen, who chaired the investigation, said: "Sky has had control of recent movie content on pay TV for many years.
Summary: New research and analysis by the Arab Advisors Group reveals that as of September 2010 the three main Satellite pay TV operators in the region offered a combined total of 124 channels.