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ABI: OTT video market to reach US$51bn in 2022

The worldwide over-the-top (OTT) video market is due to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10% to generate revenues of US$51.4 billion in 2022, according to ABI Research. The report predicts global OTT subscriber numbers will reach 400 million in 2018 and said that growth in this sector is driving changing trends […]

Dataxis: Global pay TV, OTT and telecom operator revenue reaches US$410bn

Global revenue for pay TV, over-the-top and telecom operators reached US$410 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to Dataxis stats. The research covered 80 operators, including major US and European players such as AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and Vodafone. Dataxis said that revenues have grown at a compound annual growth rate […]

IHS Markit: MENA pay TV in decline as SVOD subs grow 48%

Pay TV subscriptions declined in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2017 while online video subscriptions grew 48% year-on-year, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that MENA pay TV subscriptions fell 21% percent to 4.2 million in 2017, with the growth reversal linked to blocks on beIN Media – something […]

Starz Play claims more MENA market share than Netflix

Starz Play claims to have more market share in the Middle East and North Africa than rivals Netflix and Icflix. Citing IHS Markit stats that coincide with Starz Play’s third anniversary, the subscription video-on-demand player said it accounts for 26% of the MENA OTT market, compared to Netflix’s 16% and Icflix’s 11%. Starz Play also […]

Parks: US home entertainment spend falls as OTT remains steady

The average monthly expenditure by US broadband homes on video entertainment outside of a pay TV subscription has dropped from US$29 (€24) to US$23 over the past two years. This is according to research by Parks Associates, which said that reduced spending on cinema tickets, DVDs and Blu-ray discs had “contributed significantly” to the overall […]

IAB Tech Lab releases targeted OTT ad guidelines

The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB’s) research lab has released guidelines designed to improve targeted video ad experiences across smart TVs, connected devices and other OTT environments. The IAB Technology Laboratory’s ‘guidelines for identifier for advertising on OTT platforms’ provide instructions on best practises for delivering targeted ads, as well as controlling ad frequency and rotations. […]

Massive partners with Evergent and Google Cloud on OTT solution

Video experience company Massive has partnered with Evergent and Google to create a solution that will allow telco partners to launch a la carte content bundles to subscribers. The service is a white label, fully-managed, over-the-top (OTT) video solution targeted at operator partners that is underpinned by Google’s Cloud platform. It is designed to give […]

eMarketer: US TV ad spend to continue to fall

The acceleration of ‘cord cutting’ and rise of over-the-top (OTT) viewing will see TV advertising spend drop 0.5% in the US this year to US$69.87 billion – with this expected to sink further in the coming years. This is according to new eMarketer research, which claims that TV’s share of total US media expenditure will drop […]

Endeavor acquires NeuLion for US$250m

Endeavor, the parent brand of companies including WME, IMG and UFC, has agreed to buy over-the-top video technology company NeuLion in a deal valued at roughly US$250 million (€200 million). Endeavor has agreed to acquire each share of outstanding common stock of NeuLion for USD $0.84, in an all-cash deal that will establish NeuLion as […]

TiVo: price continues to drive pay TV cord cutting

Price continues to drive pay TV subscribers to cut their services, while more than fourth fifths of people said they would like to pay for only the channels that they watch, according to new research by TiVo. The company’s Q4 2017 Online Video and Pay TV Trends Report found that 49% of respondents to the […]

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