The Internet of Things (IoT) is a huge opportunity for cable operators, but in some places, they’re also struggling to offer free cable services.
The latest report from Comcast shows that cable operators are struggling to provide free TV channels to its subscribers.
Comcast reported that only 1.4 percent of its U.S. subscribers accessed free channels in 2016, which was down from 4.7 percent in 2015.
Comcast said it only reached 4.6 percent of eligible U. S. households via free cable in 2016.
The average pay-TV subscriber in the U. States received just under 8 hours of free TV a month in 2016 and the number is expected to increase to 10 hours in 2020.
However, cable operators have struggled to keep up with growing demand for free channels.
Comcast’s 2016 report said that its U: cable TV service is the second-most popular video-on-demand service in the country.
However the company has seen a dramatic drop in video-streaming traffic and the company is working to bring the service back to the 21st century.
Comcast also said it has begun experimenting with using its new virtual video on demand service (VOD) service to bring its free TV services to a larger number of subscribers.
This new service, called VOD Plus, will offer a new subscription tier called the VOD Extra that will allow subscribers to access premium TV content from its other U: service, VOD and Comcast says it will also add more content to its VOD+ service over time.