Spain Pay TV Digitalization Business models Competition Materias Investigacion::Comunicación
Universidad de La Laguna
M Medina, M Herrero, C Etayo (2015): ―The impact of digitalization on the strategies of pay TV in Spain‖. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 70, pp. 252 to 269
Introduction. The landscape of the audiovisual market has dramatically changed over the last thirty years, and even more so since the implementation of digital terrestrial television throughout Europe. New suppliers of audiovisual content have appeared and a range of pay-per-view and free-to-air services now compete against one another. Methodology. After all the changes, we wonder if there is still space for pay TV and how the strategy of pay TV operators might be developed. To do so, we will analyse current offerings according to three key factors: business models based on revenue and offering, clients, and competitors. Conclusions. After data analysis, we conclude that in spite of the threats to pay television operators, pay TV will be the engine of change, and the willingness to pay will increase. Most of the popular free-to-air contents, will become premium content.