TV platform forecasts to 2022: stability rules | Jul 2018

Sectors: 
Media
TV
UK Media
Companies: 
Amazon
BBC
Freesat
Freeview
Netflix
Sky
TalkTalk
Virgin Media

Despite significant changes in people’s video viewing habits over the last few years, the TV platform landscape has appeared to reach an equilibrium

We expect pay-TV to retain its utility status for most existing customers. At the margins, movement from Sky and Virgin Media to free-to-air or pay-lite services will be mitigated by population growth

The excitable growth phases for Netflix and Amazon are likely to be over, but they have carved out prominent positions in the market. Meanwhile, the uncomplicated allure of free TV remains strong for half the UK

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