Iflix announces ‘significant expansion’ of channels line-up

Emerging markets SVOD service Iflix has said it is on target to offer more than 80 premium linear channels to users by the end of 2018. News of the “significant expansion” to its linear offering came as Iflix added 13 new premium channels to its service, taking its current tally of licensed channels to 50. […]

IHS: linear TV viewing down as online time increases

Linear TV viewing time declined year-on-year across the top five European markets in 2017 as the share of viewing time for online platforms increased, according to IHS Markit. The research firm noted that video consumption is changing across the leading five European markets – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – with time-shifted viewing […]

Linear OTT pay TV subscriptions reach 7.4m in Europe

The linear, over-the-top (OTT) pay TV market in Europe reached 7.4 million subscribers at the end of September 2017, according to research by Dataxis. The research firm said that this represents a jump of 13% compared to the previous quarter, with growth in the market driven by an increase in specialised, web-delivered sports and kids services in […]

IHS Markit: linear TV viewing down in Europe last year

Linear TV viewing declined in the biggest European markets in 2016 as more TV watching moved to on-demand platforms, according to IHS Markit. The Cross-Platform Television Viewing Time 2016 report, which analyses TV consumption trends across the big five markets of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, said that online viewing continues to disrupt the […]

OTT to ‘overtake traditional TV within five years’

Within the next five years, viewing hours of live linear content streamed over the web will surpass those of traditional broadcast TV, according to new research. The Level 3, Streaming Media and Unisphere Study found that 70% of media industry respondents believe OTT will overtake TV within five years. Roughly half of those polled said […]

YouTube TV streaming service goes live

YouTube’s television streaming service, YouTube TV, has gone live in the biggest US metro areas, with more US American markets to be added soon. The service, which YouTube announced at the beginning of March, launched yesterday in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. YouTube TV gives users access to some […]

ABI Research: linear OTT services to be worth US$7bn by 2021

Live linear OTT video services will account for US$7 billion of worldwide revenue by 2021, up from just over US$1 billion last year, according to ABI Research. The firm claims that service providers are starting to favour new products that use over the top (OTT) technologies to compete with Amazon and Netflix – decreasing marketing […]

NEM: non-linear growth causing disconnect between operators and channels

Growth in demand for non-linear and multiscreen viewing is leading to a growing disconnect between channel providers and TV operators, according to a panel of operators and content providers at the NEM. Speaking at the event in Croatia this morning, the operators on the panel called for more focus on providing comprehensive rights to cover […]

Decline of TV viewing ‘accelerating,’ says Accenture

Video consumption across different devices, anytime, is accelerating the decline of traditional TV viewing, according to a new global research report by Accenture.  The ‘Digital Video and the Connected Consumer’ study claims there to be “double-digit declines in TV viewing globally” among viewers of “nearly all ages”. “We are seeing a definitive pendulum shift away […]

Social media driving viewers back to linear schedules

TV viewers are starting to “shift back” towards linear TV schedules thanks to social media, in spite of the convenience of video-on-demand services, according to a new study by global media agency Carat. Carat’s consumer research and insight tool, CCS, which surveys 11,000 British consumers, found that 35% of people now “actively plan their evenings […]