Netflix: Luxembourg and Spain make gains in ISP Speed Index, new Sydney office announced

Netflix has unveiled its ISP Speed Index for May, with Luxembourg and Spain making significant gains. The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a monthly update from the company on which internet service providers (ISPs) are best equipped to deal with streaming the service’s content at peak hours. Luxembourg and Spain rose five spots to 4th […]

Norwegian video entertainment market grows 6% in 2018

SVOD is the key driver behind growth in the Norwegian video entertainment market. According to Futuresource, the market grew 6% in 2018. With SVOD contributing to nearly a fifth of all consumer video entertainment spend. Norwegian viewers spent 2.5 billion NOK (€250 million) on SVOD in 2018, with four main players in the market: Netflix, […]

OTT market to reach US$330 billion by 2025

The fast-growing OTT market is set to reach new heights in the coming years, a new report has claimed. According to a new study from Allied Market Research, the global OTT market reached US$97.43 billion (€86.97 billion) in 2017 and is projected to reach US$332.52 billion (€296.81 billion) by 2025. This translates to a compound […]

Parrot Analytics: Lucifer takes bite out of competition

Netflix series Lucifer was the clear favourite of German viewers for the week ending June 2, according to  Parrot Analytics’ list of in-demand digital originals in Germany. Titles from the streaming platform make up half the top 10. Lucifer in first with an average of 6,287,152 demand expressions for the week, while Stranger Things, Orange […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kantar: ‘second place up for grabs’ in SVOD market

Netflix represents the biggest forces in the SVOD market, but second place and “establishing a solid base from which to challenge” the streaming giants is up for grabs. This is according to a new report from Kantar that found that In the majority of countries, the top online streaming service provider has a penetration of […]

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