North America


Asia Pacific SVOD set to overtake North America

Asia Pacific is due to overtake North America this year to become the biggest subscription video-on-demand  market by subscriber numbers. This is according to Digital TV Research, which estimates that by 2022 there will be 546 million SVOD subscribers globally – 43% of whom will be in Asia Pacific and 31% in North America. By […]

North American SVOD subscriptions to grow 53% by 2022

The number of North American SVOD subscriptions is due to grow by 53% between 2016 and 2022, according to Digital TV Research. The new study claims that the number of people subscribing to TV and movie platforms will climb from 122 million in the region at the end of 2016, to 171 million by 2022. […]

Hasbro ‘ends Lionsgate takeover talks’

Toy giant Hasbro was recently in talks to buy North American studio Lionsgate but has now ended the discussions, according to US reports. A Reuters story quoted unnamed sources saying the deal had fallen flat last week over price disagreements. Hasbro’s strategy for a deal was to improve its position in Hollywood, and create a pipeline […]

Stingray passes subscriber milestone

Business-to-business music provider Stingray’s subscription video-on-demand offerings have surpassed the milestone of 100,000 paying subscribers across North America and Europe. Stingray’s SVOD offering is available through service providers such as Amazon, Comcast, and Telefónica.The SVOD service allows users to access unlimited, curated music programming for a monthly fee. Separately, Stingray has acquired Macquarie Media Operations-owned […]

NBC hires ex-Endemol Shine unscripted exec

US broadcaster NBC has hired former Endemol Shine North America unscripted production chief Linda Giambrone. She has been named executive VP of production for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS), which launched earlier this year. She was most recently EVP and head of unscripted production at Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), but left soon after […]

Endemol Shine closes US digital studio

Endemol Shine North America has closed digital video studio Endemol Beyond USA. This will see the exit of Endemol Beyond USA president Bonnie Pan and four other employees. Endemol Shine Group has been consolidating its digital production and distribution efforts, and has now decided to move US operations inside the wider business. “We constantly review […]

Data to have ‘significant impact’ on North American pay TV

Advanced data and analytics will have a significant impact on the North American pay TV industry over the next five years, according to more than half of industry executives polled in a new study. Among the first findings from Nagra and research firm MTM’s Pay TV Innovation Forum 2017, was that developments in data and […]

North American smart TV shipments up 10.9% in Q1

North American smart TV shipments grew 10.9% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017 to 7.72 million units, according to Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. The research claims that the figure compares to 6.96 million North American smart TV shipments in Q1 2016, but has “settled down” compared to the […]

SVOD in western Europe, North America to surpass pay TV by 2021

The number of SVOD customers in western Europe and North America will exceed the number of pay TV subscribers by 2021, according to Ampere Analysis. Ampere predicts there will be 261 million subscription OTT consumers by 2021, exceeding the number of pay TV customers, which will stand at 228 million in north America and Western […]

North American pay TV use to drop to 75%

Pay TV penetration in North America is set to drop to 75.2% by 2022, from a peak of 87.4% in 2013, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report predicts that the number of pay TV subscribers in the US and Canada will drop by 9% in the ten years from 2012 to 2022 […]

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