Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Cable & Satellite Television Services?
What is the average price of Cable & Satellite Television Services?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Cable & Satellite Television Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.
Has the price of Cable & Satellite Television Services been rising or falling?
Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.
I’m not ready to purchase Cable & Satellite Television Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?
We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.
What other costs are associated with purchasing Cable & Satellite Television Services?
Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Cable & Satellite Television Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.
Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Cable & Satellite Television Services?
ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 1,075 cable and satellite TV service companies, with the top four players in the market accounting for more than 70.0% of total market revenue. Concentration has increased in the past three years as a result of merger and acquisition activity. Due to the high level... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
What value-added services do you provide? How will including value-added services impact pricing?
Do you offer a free trial period or demo to test out your service?
Do you offer discounts for bundled services, and, if so, what are the terms?
What partnerships do you have? How do your clients benefit from these relationships?
Do you give a competitive discount if I switch from another provider to your company?
How do you mitigate programming cost volatility? Are you looking to expand or curtail the number of programs accordingly?
How do your relationships with key television and cable programming networks benefit your company?
Where do you source your equipment?
How do you adjust your operations in times of high demand? Low demand?
By what methods do you stay informed about ongoing regulatory changes?
How have you adjusted to new regulations in the market? How have additional compliance costs been handled?
Do you have broadband distribution specialist (BDS) certified technicians? If so, when was the last time your technicians filed for BDS certification?
Do you conduct or receive inspections beyond what is required by government authorities? Do you have documentation showing the checks and inspections you have received?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Cable & Satellite Television Services RFP include?
Buyers should specify the maximum budget for attaining cable or satellite television services.
Buyers should request a breakdown of any additional costs beyond the cost per channel.
Buyers should suggest the best method of billing.
Buyers should note under which circumstances payment will be withheld and under which circumstances payment dates will be altered.
Buyers should evaluate the reputation and experience of the provider to ensure that all RFP requirements can be met.
Buyers should consider and review client testimonials and references.
Buyers should evaluate the service providers technical requirements.
Buyers should make sure the service provider’s installation method is acceptable.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should specify the final date for proposal submissions and the date when award information will be available.
Buyers should indicate the date by which the equipment should be installed.
Buyers should specify the date by which services should begin.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Cable & Satellite Television Services supply chain?
Supply chain risk in the cable and satellite TV service market has been low during the past three years. For the most part, the inputs that suppliers need to provide services are readily available. Supply chain risk mostly revolves around the inputs required to build the cable communication infrastructure that... Subscribe to learn more.