Omdia’s Straight Talk: For VOD, a COVID-19 boom precipitates a COVID-19 cooling

The closing year 2020 has seen SVOD grow at one of the fastest rates on record. In fact, in absolute terms, this year has seen more subscribers added to the VOD industry than at any other point in history, and most likely, at any point to come. Across the 328 online video subscription services that […]

Omdia: Cinema industry set to lose billions as studios look to streaming

The global cinema industry is set to lose US$32 billion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic a 71.5% reduction in box office revenue compared to 2019, according to Omdia’s latest ‘Movie Windows: Adapting for the future’ report. Box office revenue has dipped below US$13 billion for the first time in over two decades, leading […]

Omdia: India to see acceleration in consolidation and content spend

The pay TV and OTT video businesses in India are both set for likely consolidation as competition intensifies, while factors including the closure of the country’s cinemas and massive investment in content are likely to see OTT boom according to a report by DTVE sister research outfit Omdia. Report author Constantinos Papavassilopoulos points out that […]

Omdia: MENA pay TV faces shift to OTT and break up of sports rights

The TV business in the Middle East and North Africa region faces big changes over the course of next year as satellite pay TV operators switch to offering OTT services to take on cord cutting, sports rights holders move to selling rights on a country-by-country basis and OTT providers start to invest significant amounts in […]

Omdia: overlapping ecosystems set to dominate in 2021

‘Overlapping ecosystems’ are set to play a growing role in the video distribution business next year in a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to DTVE sister research outfit Omdia. Platform, service and content owners are under similar pressures to become aggregators of content, according to a new Omdia predictions report, Trends to Watch: […]

Learn about the trends in digital piracy in this webinar from Digital TV Europe

Digital TV Europe has partnered with Irdeto and Omdia to present a free webinar on the trends in digital piracy and how to better combat it. COVID-19 has boosted online content consumption including premium VOD and streaming sports. But it also means that high-quality digital content is more vulnerable to theft. The stakes for content […]

DTVE to present symposium on subscriber retention

Digital TV Europe has partnered with research house Omdia and broadcast equipment company ATEME to present a DTVE Digital Symposium session on quality of experience and subscriber retention. Service providers are turning to OTT technology to deliver a wider range of services more cost-effectively. As competition intensifies, they are under pressure to acquire and retain […]

Omdia: 4K TV sales on the up as OTT overtakes pay TV

Sales of 4K TVs have continued to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic even as smartphone sales declined, and OTT has overtaken pay TV earlier than expected as a result of the crisis, according to María Rua Aguete, senior research director, media and entertainment, Omdia. Speaking at the virtual 4K HDR Summit, Rua Aguete said that […]

Americans spent more than US$7 billion on home entertainment in Q3

US consumers spent a gargantuan US$7.3 billion on home entertainment in Q3 2020. The figure, which accounts for the amount spent on movies and TV shows for home and personal viewing, was up 18% year-over-year, according to a report from The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) which cites data from OMDIA. The report attributes a significant […]

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