Over-the-top


GfK: 98% of UK OTT viewing done in-home

Some 98% of content from over-the-top services like Netflix is viewed in the home, according to new UK TV viewing research by GfK. The research firm claimed that watching subscription video content on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV is, for now, “most definitely an in-home entertainment experience”, and noted “surprisingly low audience numbers on mobile devices”. […]

OTT adds US$25bn revenue to the global video industry

The global OTT market has added some US$25 billion in revenue to the video industry, representing some 5% of the roughly US$500 billion video business, according to new research. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study claims that over-the-top (OTT) video is growing by more than 20% annually and winning share over traditional TV, which is […]

East Europe, MENA OTT revenue ‘to reach $2.6bn’

Over-the-top television and video revenues in eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa will reach US$2.64 billion (€2.43 billion) in revenues in the six years to 2020, new analysis suggests. Digital TV Research’s Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa OTT TV & Video Forecasts report, which covers 19 territories, will see US$2.21 billion added in […]

Western Europe OTT ‘to hit US$13.7bn’

Over-the-top television and video revenues in western Europe will hit US$13.72 billion in 2020, according to Digital TV Research. The figure is expected to be reached in five years as uptake on on-demand and OTT services roll out across 15 western European countries. This compares with the US$894 million recorded in 2010 and the US$6.34 […]

Global OTT revenues to reach US$19 billion

Global over-the-top video revenues will increase from nearly US$9 billion in 2014 to more than US$19 billion in 2019, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that currently 57% of broadband households in both the UK and the US subscribe to an OTT video service, compared to 29% in Spain and 24% in Germany. […]

OTT pay TV revenues to ‘skyrocket’, predicts IHS

Global over-the-top (OTT) pay TV revenue is tipped to “skyrocket” in the coming years, according to the 2015 IHS Infonetics Pay TV Services and Subscribers report.  The study claims that over the five years from 2014 to 2019, OTT pay TV services will have the highest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of any pay TV […]

OTT revenues tipped to grow by 26% this year

Over-the-top video should see total revenue growth of around 26% in 2015 with a 24% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through to 2019, according to ABI Research.  The study claims that tapping into OTT’s growth is “key for pay TV,” with the rising popularity of services like Netflix and HBO Go causing customers to start […]

OTT revenues to pass US$10 billion by 2018

Over-the-top (OTT) pay TV revenues will grow from US$5.8 billion (€4.7 billion) in 2014 to just over $10 billion in 2018, according to Infonetics Research. The research also claims that the global pay TV market totalled US$117 billion in the first half of 2014, an increase of 3.9% from the first half of 2013. “Subscription-based […]

OTT device shipments to hit 1.7 billion units

More than 1.7 billion devices capable of streaming over-the-top (OTT) video from services like Netflix and Hulu are due to be shipped by the end of the year, according to new research by IHS. The Consumer Electronics Topical Report predicts that OTT-enabled device shipments will jump 20% compared to last year, when 1.43 billion units were […]

Ipla launches new packages for smartphones and tablets

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned over-the-top service provider Ipla has launched new packages available via a new dedicated Android app for smartphones and tablets.  Ipla is making three packages available, with activation possible via  a dedicated Android app. Subscriptions are valid for 30 days, renewable via SMS. IplaSport with seven live channels – Polsat Sport , Polsat Sport […]