Roku rolls out premium subscriptions on The Roku Channel

Roku has started to roll out premium subscriptions on The Roku Channel, allowing US viewers to browse and subscribe to popular premium entertainment services. Viewers will be able to access content more than 25 premium partners, including Starz, Showtime, Epix, CuriosityStream, Hopster, MHz Choice and Smithsonian Channel Plus, with more partners expected to be added […]

Deloitte: UK TV viewing by 18-24 year-olds to drop by up to 15% in 2018

Traditional TV viewing among 18-24 year olds in the UK will fall by 10%-15% in 2018 and 2019 but the rate of decline may slow after this, according to new research by Deloitte. The UK media sector trends report mooted a ‘Great British switch off’ among younger viewers as demand for paid-for online media content […]

YouTube shuts down paid channels, launches sponsorships

YouTube has ended its 2013-launched paid channels initiative and has instead introduced sponsorships in a bid to help content creators make money from the site. Announcing the move, YouTube said that paid channels – a scheme that allowed content owners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to videos – had “never achieved popularity”. […]

Telcos to account for over half of Western Europe, Lat Am pay TV

Telecoms companies will account for over half of all pay TV subscriptions in Western Europe and Latin America within five years, according to new research. Research house Ovum forecasts that over a quarter of all global pay TV subs will be through telcos, with additions largely going to be driven by organic expansion of IPTV […]

TiVo reports subscriber growth ahead of close of Rovi deal

TiVo grew its number of subscriptions by 24% year-on-year in fiscal Q1, in a “strong quarter” that it said positioned it well for its takeover by Rovi. Announcing its results for the three months ending April 30, 2016, TiVo said it increased its total subscriptions by 315,000 to over 7.1 million. MSO subscriptions increased 28% […]

TiVo passes 4.5 million subscribers

DVR maker TiVo said it has hit a record 4.5 million global customers for its set-top boxes – both through retail and pay TV subscriptions.  The firm said that the new 4.5 million “milestone” means that it has surpassed its previous record number of 4.45 million hit over eight years ago in December of 2006 […]