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SVOD viewing time continued to grow in 2019

Viewing time of Netflix and Hulu in the US increased in 2019. Continuing the industry’s ongoing trend towards streaming, American consumers watched about 20 more minutes watching Netflix than in 2018. According to the NPD Group, weekly time spent watching the top two SVOD services rose by 7%, growing from 3 hours 45 minutes in […]

Parrot Analytics: The Mandalorian is king in Italy

Picking up from the end of 2019, Disney+’s The Mandalorian has started the new decade atop Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending January 12 in Italy. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social […]

More than three quarters of young people engage in streaming password sharing

Password sharing has long served as a point of concern for streaming companies, and this has once again been demonstrated by a new study. According to new figures from Hub Entertainment Research, 31% of all consumers say they’ve given out an online TV service password to someone who doesn’t live with them. This figure rises […]

Parrot Analytics: New favourite The Mandalorian bolsters lead in Spain

With its first season at a close, Disney+ original The Mandalorian has topped the final Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart of 2019 in Spain. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols […]

Parrot Analytics: Disney and Apple make splash

In a potential sign of things to come in 2020, new series from Disney+ and Apple TV+ have made a serious dent in Netflix’s dominance as per Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending December 1 in the UAE.  Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based […]

Parrot Analytics: The Mandalorian shows strong start, but not enough to dislodge Stranger Things

New shows from Disney+ and Apple TV+ have had an impact, but not enough to displace perennial chart-topper Stranger Things from Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending November 17 in South Africa.  Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence […]

Hulu raises prices of cord cutting skinny bundle

Less than a week after the launch of Disney+, Disney-owned Hulu has announced that it is raising the price of its Hulu with Live TV service by 20%. Starting December 18th, customers will pay US$54.99 per month, up from US$44.99 per month. This follows a similar price increase from US$39.99 per month to US$44.99 per […]

Streamers “all relatively small to linear TV” claims Netflix CEO

Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max and Peacock are “all small compared to linear TV,” thinks Netflix CEO Reed Hastings (pictured). The comments come from Hastings’ investors’ letter, following the release of Netflix’s Q3 results – where it saw a larger-than-expected increase of 6.77 million subscribers. Despite positioning Netflix as the market […]

Parrot Analytics: Dutch joy for Stranger Things

Stranger Things has regained its place atop Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart, with the retro sci-fi series dominating attention in the Netherlands for the week ending September 24. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, […]

Hulu Japan taps Bitmovin for encoding

Hulu Japan operator HJ Holdings and online video platform Play have chosen Bitmovin Encoding to deliver the service to multiple screens. The deployment was implemented through Bitmovin’s local integrator partner Itochu Cable Systems (ICS). HJ runs an online video delivery service that allows its subscribers to access a library of content which features over 50,000 titles, including movies, […]

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