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Fallout from DTH collapse

The impending demise of DTH, occurring at different rates by region, has consequences both direct and indirect for other forms of video distribution. While boosting the rise of streaming the exodus is also showing up in rising IPTV subscriptions in some markets, while even propping up cable in a few. The DTH collapse was not widely anticipated even a few years ago but has just been chronicled by the latest report from Rethink Technology Research’s Rethink TV service entitled, “Who benefits as Global DTH revenue set to shed $ billions? – Forecast to 2024”.  As the report notes, the decline began around 2010 with churn from the big US cable operators such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable (now part…

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