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Eastern Europe OTT revenues to triple by 2023

Over-the-top revenues from TV episodes and movies in Easter Europe will more than triple from US$1.01 billion in 2017 to US$3.51 billion in 2023, according to Digital TV Research estimates. The research firm said that subscription video-on-demand was the region’s largest OTT revenue source in 2017 accounting for US$515 million or 51% of total OTT […]

Global TV and video service revenue to reach US$559bn in 2022

Consumer and advertising spend on TV and video services will grow 14% globally from US$490 billion in 2017 to US$559 billion (€491 billion) in 2022, with OTT video to account for 90% of this growth. This is according to Strategy Analytics, which estimates that consumer spend and digital ad revenues for over-the-top video services will […]

IHS: linear TV viewing down as online time increases

Linear TV viewing time declined year-on-year across the top five European markets in 2017 as the share of viewing time for online platforms increased, according to IHS Markit. The research firm noted that video consumption is changing across the leading five European markets – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – with time-shifted viewing […]

SVOD subscribers in Latin America tipped to double by 2023

The number of SVOD subscribers in Latin America is set to more than double between 2017 and 2023, according to Digital TV Research stats. The report predicts that the number of subscription video-on-demand subscribers across 19 countries will increase from 21.14 million at the end of 2017 to 48.24 million by 2023. “By 2023, 28.4% […]

Discovery appoints Amazon exec as first global direct-to-consumer CEO

Discovery has appointed Amazon executive, Peter Faricy, to the newly created role of chief executive officer (CEO), global direct-to-consumer. Faircy will oversee Discovery’s global digital and direct-to-consumer businesses, which includes Discovery’s GO TV Everywhere products, Motor Trend, Eurosport Player, Discovery Kids, Dplay and its forthcoming PGA Tour-branded OTT golf service. Reporting directly to Discovery president and […]

E.W. Scripps boosted by OTT gains

E.W. Scripps, which owns 33 local TV stations in the US, said that subscribers to over-the-top services in its local broadcast markets grew from zero to nearly 500,000 from last July to March. Announcing the company’s second quarter results, Scripps president and CEO Adam Symson said that in its local media division “any losses we’re seeing […]

Paywizard: viewers prefer OTT customer experience

Consumers prefer over-the-top services like Netflix and Amazon to traditional pay TV services at almost “every stage of the customer journey,” according to research by billing company Paywizard. Respondents gave OTT providers higher positive ratings in eight out of 10 categories – including making sign-up easy, recommending content, dealing with billing, and facilitating service cancellation. The only […]

eMarketer: 10% of the world’s population to use SVOD this year

Nearly 765 million people globally – 10.2% of the world’s population – will use a subscription over-the-top video service at least once per month this year, according to eMarketer. The research firm said that this represents some 32.1% of the world’s digital video viewers, with the subscription OTT market tipped to grow by 24.0% this […]

Parks: 85% of US millennials subscribe to OTT

More than 85% of millennials in US broadband houses subscribe to at least one over-the-top (OTT) video service from providers that include Netflix and Amazon, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that more than 25% of millennials subscribe to three or more OTT services and more than 50% subscribe to at least two. […]

US pay TV subscriber numbers drop 10 percentage points

The number of traditional US pay TV subscribers has fallen ten percentage points in four years, even though people are watching “more TV content than ever before” at 6.5 hours per day. This is according to Horowitz Research, which said that 76% of TV content viewers reported subscribing to traditional cable, satellite, or telco pay […]