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Netflix bounces back with increase of 6.77 million subs in Q3

Netflix has seen a gain of 6.77 million subscribers in Q3, the streaming giant has reported. This figure, which brings the total global user base to 158 million households, is slightly above analyst predictions of 6.7 million.  The news will come as a welcome reprieve to Netflix, which has had a tricky quarter followed the […]

UI more important to OTT users than content recommendations, claims report

Service users are more likely to recommend a platform based on the quality of the user interface (UI) than they are on content recommendations. According to new research from Parks Associates, 70% of US broadband households with a major video service consider its user interface to be good, with 48% rating it “very good”. The […]

OTT on the ascendency with revenues to double by 2024

Revenues for OTT services will reach US$159 billion (€142 billion) by 2024. According to Digital TV Research, revenues will double the US$68 billion (€61 billion) recorded in 2018. Breaking this down by type, SVOD is currently the largest OTT revenue source. SVOD revenues will climb by US$51 billion (€46 billion) between 2018 and 2024 to […]

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 […]

OTT monitoring and compliance to hit US$150 million by 2024

The OTT monitoring and compliance (M&C) market is forecast to reach $149.7 million by 2024, new research has revealed. According to research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, the OTT M&C market will see a significant growth. The market currently sits at $62.0 million. The firm points out that there will be increased demand for […]

Motorsport.tv rolls out freemium OTT model

Motorsports and automotive-focused over-the-top service, Motorsport.tv, has embraced the freemium model after launching a free account option. Free account users can get access to ‘standard content’, including more than 1,000 live stream events and races each season and over 3,000 hours of video-on-demand. Viewers who pay US$3.99 per-month or US£39.99 per year will also be […]

Futuresource: Mexican SVOD subscriptions to grow 11% by 2022

The number of SVOD subscriptions in Mexico is expected to grow 11% from 9.4 million in 2018 to 14 million in 2022, with Netflix currently dominating the market, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that Netflix accounted for 63% of subscriptions in the country last year (roughly 5.9 million), while the other two […]

LMT taps Harmonic for live OTT encoding

Latvian mobile operator LMT has deployed Harmonic’s EyeQ content-aware encoding solution for its live OTT service, which is delivered to TVs via 4G set-top boxes. Harmonic said that by using its EyeQ technology, LMT can deliver a consistent video experience for live channels to TVs with up to a 40% reduction in bandwidth – without […]

Anevia appoints former Ericsson exec to the board

OTT and IPTV software solutions firm, Anevia, has appointed former Ericsson executive Eric Baron as a member of its advisory board. Anevia’s board said it selected Baron because of his expertise and leadership in the OTT, media and broadcast markets, and his experience in leading both organic and non-organic growth in tech companies. Baron has […]

Juniper: digital content spend to reach US$250bn in 2019

Global consumer spend on digital content will reach US$250 billion in 2019, an increase of US$23 billion year-on-year, driven in part by digital sports rights, according to Juniper Research. The company said that SVOD services will be a key driver of growth as major players, including Amazon, Facebook and Twitter, have acquired sports rights in […]

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