OTT to overtake US pay TV spend

Americans will soon spend more on streaming services than pay TV, claims a new report. According to a new study from Strategy Analytics, consumer spend in the country on streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ will overtake the amount being spent on traditional pay TV services by 2024. The report notes that consumer spending on […]

Streaming continues to dominate in new report

Consumers may be ‘permanently shifting away from linear TV’ a new report has said. According to the latest global video index from Brightcove, streaming has become the go-to choice for viewing, with connected TVs in particular seeing a surge in use. CTV views increased by 428% in the first half of the year versus H1 […]

ABI Research: 2020 will be “the year of DTC OTT Video”

2020 has been dubbed ‘the year of direct-to-consumer (DTC) OTT video’, with it being predicted that subscription numbers will reach 900 million worldwide.  According to a new study from ABI Research, the growth of DTC OTT will continue to create a challenging market for vMVPDS. The report says that the arrival of even more DTC […]

Gracenote expands OTT guide offer to Europe

Nielsen-owned Gracenote has announced that it will expand its OTT guide offering into Europe.  This expansion means that the company now covers 13 markets in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It claims to be the world’s largest OTT guide provider. The company provides data to help OTT services develop programme guides and […]

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 […] rolls out freemium OTT model

Motorsports and automotive-focused over-the-top service,, 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 […]

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