Ovum: FAANG will continue to dominate streaming despite new launches

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google – the group of tech giants collectively known as FAANG – will continue to dominate the streaming video world despite the launch of multiple new services by US studios, according to an analysis by research outfit Ovum. According to Ovum’s World Information Series-Service provider service, the FAANG five are […]

Live sports streaming to dominate 5G bundling revenues – Ovum

Streaming of live sports events will represent the lion’s share of 5G telco-OTT bundling revenues over the next five years.  According to a new report from Ovum, live sports streaming will represent 53.2% of bundling revenue, rising from just 20.5% in 2019. It is predicted that 5G network bundles will reach US$4.87 billion (€4.32 billion) […]

Operators ‘looking to live sports’ as major 5G opportunity

Over 90% of European network operators intend to deliver new 5G enterprise services to major live sports and eSports event organisers to help improve the fan experience and drive efficiencies inside the stadium, according to research carried out by Ovum for OSS and BSS software provider Amdocs. According to the research, 94% of network operators […]

Ovum: skinny bundles to drive US pay TV growth

Next year will be the first year that ‘skinny bundles’ drive overall subscription growth across pay TV and OTT in the US, reversing a near-decade-long trend, according to Ovum. The prediction is part of the research firm’s ‘2019 Trends to Watch: TV and Video Super-Themes’ report, which claims that skinny bundles will solve pay TV […]

Ovum: Media and entertainment industry to reap rewards of 5G connectivity

Within the next decade, 5G will drive US$1.3 trillion in new revenues opportunities for the media and entertainment industry, according to new research commissioned by Intel. The ‘5G Economics of Entertainment Report’, which was conducted by Ovum, claims that between 2019-2028 media and entertainment companies will compete to win a share of a near US$3 […]

Ovum: Netflix users prefer viewing on smart TVs

Netflix viewers “by far” prefer tuning into the subscription video-on-demand service on smart TVs than other devices, according to Ovum stats. The research firm found that 44% of survey respondents across five markets said that the smart TV was their favourite screen for watching Netflix, with screen size and ease of use cited as the […]

Ovum: Amazon to make more OTT video revenue than Netflix next year

Amazon will overtake Netflix to generate more over-the-top (OTT) video revenue in 2018 thanks to its “growing array of ways to pay for video,” according to Ovum predictions. The research firm said that Amazon’s combination of subscriptions, digital rentals, electronic sell-through and bundles of TV apps will see it generate US$5.8 billion in video-related revenue […]

Ovum: US SVOD to more than double pay TV by 2022

In the US, the number of subscriptions to online video services will more than double the pay TV total by 2022, according to Ovum stats. The research firm’s new report, titled ‘2017: The year of peak triple-play in the US’, claims that online video subscription figures will reach 213.1 million in 2022 as pay TV […]

Ovum: African mobile broadband connections to double by 2022

The number of mobile broadband connections in Africa will more than double in the next five years, according to research by Ovum. The new stats claim that the number of African broadband connections will climb from 419 million at the end of 2017 to 1.07 billion at the end of 2022. This will be driven […]

Ovum: majority of video service providers looking to Android

The majority of video service providers either have an Android TV or Android Open Source Project on their technology roadmaps, according to a new survey conducted by Ovum. The research, which was commissioned by security specialist Irdeto, found that 72% of respondents are considering Android implementations as a part of their set-top box strategies. Some […]

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