The growing AVOD market – listen to the latest episode of TV Watch now

The latest episode of TV Watch, a new podcast from Digital TV Europe is now live. Hosted by Digital TV Europe deputy editor Jonathan Easton, TV Watch is a new podcast looking at the biggest news and trends in the worlds of broadcasting, streaming and everything else to do with the TV industry in Europe […]

Linear still dominant form of TV consumption but gap is closing 

Despite the ever-growing momentum behind on demand video platforms like Netflix and Disney+, linear TV still remains the dominant form of watching claims a new report. According to Omdia, linear TV accounted for 63% of TV viewing in the US in 2019, with similar trends occurring in the countries covered by the report including Spain, […]

Thematic streaming services set to deliver US$2.8bn this year

Thematic subscription streaming services will be generate over US$2.8 billion this year, while global paid OTT video subscriptions are set to reach one billion by the end of 2020, according to a new report released by Magine Pro, with data from Digital TV Europe’s sister research house Omdia. According to the report, OTT numbers will […]

Disney+ third-largest SVOD in the UK

Disney+ has already emerged as the third-largest subscription streaming service in the UK. According to new stats from research firm Omdia, the SVOD has already amassed 4.3 million subscribers in the UK since its March 24 launch. This has led Disney+ to occupy a 16.8% market share of subscribers, putting it squarely in the upper […]

Netflix produced nine times more content than Amazon in 2019 with international expansion key

Netflix’s clear focus on original content has been underlined by a new report which revealed the streamer launched about nine times as much original programming as primary competitor Amazon Prime Video. According to new figures from Omdia’s Original Online Production Report – 2020, Netflix released 2,701 hours of original programming in 2019, compared to 314 […]

League of Legends top of the pile in 2019 esports report

League of Legends has proved to be the top esports game of 2019, with users around the world watching more than 475 million hours of competitive play. According to the Viewership Statistics of 2019 Esports & Streaming report from Esports Charts, the game proved to be the most popular title with almost double the audience […]

TV market sees slight growth in 2019

The global television market managed slight growth in 2019. According to a new report from research house Omdia, global TV set shipments in the fourth quarter of 2019 totaled 68.6 million, a 1.5% increase from the same period in 2018. A positive quarter helped the market to expand by 0.7% in 2019. Paul Gray, research […]

DAZN to expand to ”more than 200 countries and territories” including UK in 2020

Sports streamer DAZN will expand to more than 200 countries and territories in 2020. This marks a dramatic expansion of the service, which currently operates in nine countries. DAZN said that the first global event for the service will be Canelo Alvarez’s soon-to-be-announced fight during Cinco de Mayo Weekend, which will take place on Saturday, […]

Informa Tech launches “research powerhouse” Omdia

Digital TV Europe’s parent company Informa Tech has announced the launch of a new “research powerhouse” Omdia. The launch of Omdia comes following Informa Tech’s acquisition of the majority of IHS Markit’s technology, media and telecommunications research business in 2019. In addition to these assets, Omdia brings together analyst houses Ovum, Heavy Reading and Tractica […]