Ed Barton

Ovum: AT&T-Time Warner deal poses ‘new threat’ to rivals

The creation of a merged AT&T and Time Warner will have rivals such as Netflix, Disney and Viacom “looking at their strategies with new eyes this morning”, according to a leading media analyst. Ed Barton of UK-based research house Ovum told DTVE‘s sister title TBI the implications were “fundamental” for “all distributors without a stake in […]

OTT subscriber numbers to top 100 million this year

The total number of subscribers to online streaming services will pass 100 million on a global basis this year, according to new research by analysts Ovum. Describing a “new era of streaming entertainment”, Ovum pointed to growing appetite for emerging on-demand platforms as evidence of the swing away from downloads and pay TV. Ovum predicted […]

OTT in CEE to grow rapidly from low base

Internet-enabled TVs should in CEE should exceed 20 million by 2018, and will be the most high-growth category of devices in the region, according to research group Ovum. Media streamers will see high growth from 2016-17 from a low base to around six million by 2018, while other device types will also grow from a […]