US FAST industry to exceed US$4 billion in value by 2023

The US free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) industry is set to almost double in size in the next two years. According to a new report from nScreenMedia, ad revenue earned by virtual linear (vLinear) channels will increase from US$2.1 billion in 2021 to US$4.1 billion in 2023.  In addition, the number of active users of […]

Online second most popular way of watching TV in three European nations

Online streaming has become the second most popular way to watch TV in UK, Germany and Sweden. According to an independent study conducted by Gracenote and nScreenMedia, pay TV is currently the most popular television source in the UK and Sweden (nearly two in three consumers in each market using it), while Germany’s most popular […]

Report: ‘involuntary cancellation’ is major problem for streaming services

Some 70% of US households and 40% of UK homes now subscribe to at least one video streaming service, according to research by nScreenMedia for Amdocs, which also found that ‘involuntary cancellation’ presents a serious challenge for OTT TV provider. According to the Keep My Customer – Why Consumers Subscribe To, Stay With, Cancel, and […]

Service providers still struggling with complexity of multiscreen revolution, NAB attendees told

The slow death of the primetime family viewing experience and the migration of viewing to multiple screens with multiple concurrent streams per household is adding a degree of complexity to content delivery that service providers are still struggling to cope with, according to David Mowrey, vice-president of product management at cloud-based content delivery specialist Clearleap. […]