SVOD


Disney+ ‘to lead’ doubling of western Europe SVOD base

Subscription video-on-demand numbers in western Europe are set to double over the next five years, with Disney+ contributing hugely to the boom, according to a report by Digital TV Research. According to the Western Europe OTT TV and Video Forecast Report, SVOD gross subscriptions – meaning each subscription service taken up by households – in […]

UK SVOD numbers jump by a million in Q1

The number of UK homes accessing at least one of the three main streaming services available in the country – Netflix, Amazon Prime or Now TV – grew by 8.4% in the first quarter to reach 13.3 million, according to the latest UK Television Landscape Report from audience measurement outfit BARB. According to BARB, the […]

Netflix increases UK pricing by 20%

Streaming giant Netflix is to increase pricing to its UK offering by up to 20%, the company said on May 30. The standard plan (allowing for streaming on two devices at the same time in HD) rises to £8.99 (€10.44) from £7.99 (€9.28), while the premium plan (streaming on up to four devices in Ultra […]

Netflix and Prime Video eclipse local broadcaster revenues in the UK

UK revenue for streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime is double that of the nation’s five biggest broadcasters. According to an Ofcom report on the UK’s VOD market, Amazon Prime and Netflix generated an estimated £1.09 billion (€1.27 billion) in 2018. By contrast, Sky’s Now TV, ITV Hub, All 4, My 5 and the BBC […]

Ampere: three of world’s top five SVOD providers are Chinese

Three of the top five SVOD services by subscriber numbers are now Chinese, according to a report by Ampere Analysis. According to Ampere, Baidu-backed iQiyi, Alibaba’s Youku-Tudou and Tencent-owned Tencent Video collectively achieved rapid growth following a shift from advertising revenues to premium subscriptions. According to the analyst outfit, 44% of Chinese internet users subscribe […]

Sundance TV On Demand launches in Portugal with Altice

Sundance TV On Demand is launching in Portugal as a premium service exclusive to Altice Portugal’s TV platform. The service, with a range movies and series on-demand from AMC Networks International Southern Europe, will be available on Altice’s Meo service for €2.99 a month. Sundance TV On Demand will offer Portuguese viewers access to content […]

WarnerMedia looking at price ‘between Disney+ and Netflix’ for streamer

WarnerMedia’s forthcoming SVOD service will be launched as a single-tier offering at a price point somewhere between Disney+ and Netflix, according to analyst outfit MoffettNathanson, reporting on a meeting it recently had with WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey. While specific details remain scant, the analyst company said that the WarnerMedia service “appears to be” a single-tier […]

70% of Hulu customers subscribe to ad-supported plan, VP reveals

The majority of Hulu subscribers are on an ad-supported plan, senior VP and head of advertising sales Peter Naylor has revealed. Speaking at VideoNuze’s Video Advertising Summit in New York, Naylor provided a deeper dive into the company’s subscriber base. Hulu had previously announced that it had hit 28 million customer accounts, but hadn’t broken […]

BritBox discussions ‘stalled’ as ITV and BBC agendas diverge

The future of BritBox UK could be in question as the BBC and ITV look to work their way out of a reported deadlock in discussions. The planned UK service, which is to provide British content alongside new BritBox originals commissioned from UK production companies, has been delayed due to stalled talks between the broadcasters, […]

10 million streaming subscriptions in the Nordics

SVOD subscriptions in the Nordics have reached 10 million, a new report has found. According to an analysis of the Nordic TV and video market from London-based digital marketing agency Mediavision, there are approximately 10 million streaming subscriptions spread across 5.8 million Nordic homes. This growth is attributed to households ‘stacking’ subscriptions and packaging deals. […]