US SVOD subscriptions tipped to reach 208m in 2023

The number of video-on-demand subscriptions in the US is due to climb from 132 million in 2017 to 208 million in 2023, with Netflix and Amazon to retain their positions as the top two services. This is according to a new Digital TV Research report, which estimates that 73.5% of TV households in the US, […]

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% […]

NPD: 17% of US viewers use only SVOD services for video

In the US, 17% of the population solely used SVOD services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu to view video content in the 12-months ending in March 2018, according to NPD Group. The research firm said that while the majority of US consumers view video content from a variety of sources – both in physical […]

ITV mulls SVOD plans as it aims to be ‘more than TV’

ITV has said that growing its direct-to-consumer business will be a “key focus” of its new strategy as the UK broadcaster aims to be “more than TV”. In its half year report, ITV indicated that it plans to make a bigger push into the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) space, claiming that UK consumers are “willing to […]

Ampere: ‘SVOD stacking’ fuelling growth of subscription market

The continued growth of the subscription video-on-demand market is being fuelled by ‘SVOD stacking’ as adoption among new customers slows, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm claims that while Netflix is the dominant player in all but three markets surveyed, the service alone “simply isn’t enough” for many consumers, with service staking now the […]

SVOD platforms drive €1.03bn in UK TV export sales

Streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix accounted for a quarter (£225 million) of UK TV export sales, which reached £902 million (€1.03 billion) between 2016/17, according to a report from Pact. The report, produced in partnership with BBC Studios, ITV Studios and DIT, showed that US sales were £335 million making it the UK’s […]

Ofcom predicts ‘Kangaroo 2’ collaboration between UK broadcasters

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has called on the UK’s public service broadcasters to collaborate in order to compete with global giants like Netflix, describing a previous regulatory block on such efforts as a “tragedy”. Speaking at the DTG Summit in London this morning, Ofcom group director and board member, Steve Unger, predicted that something along […]

Kagan: SVOD supplementary to pay TV

TV households in Europe are primarily adopting online subscription video-on-demand services as a supplementary form of video entertainment, rather than a replacement for pay TV. This is according to research by Kagan, the telecoms media and technology research arm of S&P Global Market Intelligence, which claims that the overall percentage of cord cutters in Western Europe […]

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 […]

European TV accounts for just 21% of episodes on SVOD services

European TV content accounts for just 24% of all episodes found in European TVOD catalogues and 21% of all episodes found on European SVOD services, according to a new report. The European Audiovisual Observatory study said that among this European content, national TV shows represent the majority of episodes on transactional video-on-demand services (63%), but […]

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