Television and video viewing need states

Despite the expansion in various ways to watch video, live television accounts for over half of average viewing per person in the United Kingdom. A study suggests its enduring popularity is because it satisfies the widest range of our viewing needs for more time than any other type of video.
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Cable numbers in Europe

There are nearly 70 million cable homes in Europe, comprising more than a third of all television households. However, the number of video subscribers has remained relatively flat. Liberty Global, the largest cable group, saw a loss of 36,700 video customers across its continuing operations in Europe in the third quarter.
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AT&T brings video service online

AT&T will begin testing a new pay television service that will be delivered online. It will bridge the gap between its online virtual multichannel propositions like WatchTV or DIRECTV NOW and the full DIRECTV satellite service or U-Verse telco television offering.
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Disney+ plans outlined

Disney has revealed further details of its direct to consumer play. The planned online video service due to launch in late 2019 will be called Disney+, complementing its sports service ESPN+. Disney is also considering extending Hulu internationally, assuming it acquires majority control of the joint venture.
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Commscope acquires Arris for $7.4 billion

Commscope will acquire Arris International for a total purchase price of approximately $7.4 billion, including the repayment of debt. The combined corporation, with products spanning from network infrastructure to set-top boxes, will aim to take advantage of developments in faster fixed networks and the next generation of wireless technologies. The acquisition brings back together businesses that can both trace their heritage back to General Instruments.
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Satellite services lose in United States

The top 10 service providers in the United States collectively lost over 877,000 television subscribers in the third quarter of 2018, as reported by the informitv Multiscreen Index. The two satellite services suffered the largest losses, shedding 726,000 between them, while their online offerings gained 89,000.
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