Europe


IHS: European cable homes reach highest level since 2009

The number of cable homes in Europe grew year-on-year in 2017 to reach their highest level since 2009, according to new research by IHS Markit. The ‘European Broadband Cable Yearbook’ report said that the number of cable homes in Europe grew to 69.2 million last year, accounting for 36.3% of all TV homes. The figure […]

European SVOD subscriptions tipped to triple over four years

The number of SVOD subscriptions in Europe will triple between 2015 and 2018 to reach 76 million this year, according to Digital TV Research. The latest stats indicate that SVOD’s share of European TV subscriptions will climb from 13% in 2015 to 29% in 2018, with traditional pay TV still making up the bulk of […]

A+E Networks ups UK boss to EMEA content and creative role

A+E Networks has upped general manager for A+E Networks UK, Heather Jones, to senior vice-president of content and creative for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In her expanded role, Jones will provide strategic direction and management support across the A+E Networks EMEA operations, while retaining her UK management responsibilities. Reporting to EMEA managing […]

M7 Group names de Nooijer as European OTT director

M7 Group, one of Europe’s leading pay TV providers, has appointed Mertijn de Nooijer as OTT director for Europe. De Nooijer joins from Discovery and will report to Stefano Colombo, vice-president of content at M7. The appointment of de Nooijer reinforces M7’s ambition to further strengthen its hybrid TV proposition, combining the benefits of linear […]

Dataxis: European pay TV experiences lowest net additions in Q1

The European pay TV market grew by 0.3% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2018, the “lowest net add ever observed” by research firm Dataxis. The research firm said that the total pay TV market reached 184.8 million subscribers in Q1 2018, up just slightly from 184.3 million in Q4 2017. Year-on-year the total pay TV subscriber number […]

European TV accounts for just 21% of episodes on SVOD services

European TV content accounts for just 24% of all episodes found in European TVOD catalogues and 21% of all episodes found on European SVOD services, according to a new report. The European Audiovisual Observatory study said that among this European content, national TV shows represent the majority of episodes on transactional video-on-demand services (63%), but […]

CCS Insight: 5G connections to reach 60m in 2020

CCS Insight has raised its forecast for 5G rollouts after strong industry momentum in the last six months – but says that Europe continues to trail the early adoption of the US and Asia. The research firm now forecasts that there will be almost 60 million global 5G connections in 2020, up more than 50% on its […]

HBO announces first European and Latin American co-productions

HBO’s European and Latin American arms are springboarding off the upcoming football FIFA World Cup in Russia to coproduce together for the first time. The pair is working up ten-part documentary Destino Rusia 2018, which will tells stories of “passion, friendship, solidarity and achievement in the world of football, as told by leading players from across […]

Deutsche Telekom makes TV gains, extends CEO’s contract

Deutsche Telekom grew its TV customer base by 9.0% in Germany and 4.8% in the rest of Europe during 2017 and announced that it has renewed CEO Tim Höttges’ contract. In its home market, Deutsche Telekom’s IPTV and satellite TV subscriber base climbed to 3.14 million at the end of 2017 – an increase of […]

Kagan: European SVOD revenues to reach US$6.8bn in 2022

The European subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is due to reach revenues of US$6.8 billion in 2022, up from US$3.9 billion in 2017, according to Kagan research. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group said that Netflix’s localised presence throughout Europe was one of the “main factors” contributing to this growth. Other cited factors were the […]

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