Kantar: UK SVOD subscriptions jump in Q3, with Disney+ leading the surge

In the three months to September, the number of UK households with at least one SVOD service increased by half a million, according to the latest data from research outfit Kantar, with Disney+ leading in the subscriptions during the quarter. The growth in uptake means that 19.8 million UK households have at least one paid […]

UK CTV audiences use a diverse mix of platforms, says study

According to AudienceXpress, UK CTV audiences regularly watch content via a diverse mix of platforms and channels with SVOD being the first choice for 55% of Brits, FreeWheel’s premium video media sales house released findings from the third iteration of its Streaming Video: CTV Uncovered 2023 consumer study, conducted in collaboration with independent research specialist, […]

MultiChoice partners with Comcast to create new Showmax streaming service

South Africa-based pay TV operator Multichoice has teamed up with Comcast’s NBC Universal and Sky to form a new Showmax group which will deliver some of the world’s best content and technology to streaming customers across MultiChoice’s 50-market footprint in sub-Saharan Africa. The companies said the new partnership is designed to create a leading streaming service in […]

SVOD revenue is to reach $124 billion by 2028

Global SVOD revenues are expected to reach $124 billion by 2028 up from $99 billion in 2022, according to to the latest market predictions from Digital TV Research. The research outfit predicted that the US would add $5bn of the $25bn additional revenues between 2022 and 2028, with China in second place gaining an extra $1 billion. It […]

Africa will have 15.57m SVOD subscriptions by 2028

Africa will have 15.57 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2028, with Netflix subscribers expected to be 45% of the region’s total, according to a report conducted by Digital TV Research (DTR). Digital TV Research reported SVOD subscriptions in Africa will be up by 9 million from the 6.15 million at end-2022. Despite fast growth, SVOD penetration […]

Ukraine’s Megogo expands in Poland

Ukrainian streaming service Megogo has expanded in Poland, opening an office in Warsaw. The Poland-based office will become the fourteenth market where the company will provide its services. The branch will be headed by Megogo Poland’s CEO Artur Pacuła. With the launch of the news office, Megogo will offer Ukrainians living in Poland access to […]

FAST/AVOD services is best for consuming ads, study reveals

A study by Samsung Ads revealed FAST/AVOD ads outperformed all other viewing types, with the UK , Australia and Germany among AVOD viewers that showed the most engagement with advertising.  Samsung Ads in partnership with Verve conducted a study comparing viewing types that took place in May and August 2022, which identified that across all markets […]

OneFootball to offer DAZN football as PPV offering in Germany and Austria

Sports streaming platform DAZN has unveiled a new alliance with football-focused media company OneFootball, which will see DAZN live football matches from elite leagues available as a pay-per-view offering to OneFootball users. The move is DAZN’s latest bid to unlock new routes to market for its premium content. Centred on Germany and Austria, the deal […]

A fifth of Brits are spending two working days a week watching streaming services

A fifth of Brits spend over 16 hours a week watching streaming services. According to new figures from The Trade Desk, 19% of consumers in the UK spend the equivalent of two working days per week streaming content.  The report also notes an increasing reluctance from consumers to pay for their streamed content however, with […]

Netflix shares drop as post-COVID subs growth slows to among lowest on record

Netflix’s global subscriber growth stalled dramatically in the first quarter of 2021, prompting a sell-off from investors that saw its share price plummet by almost 10%. The Queen’s Gambit streamer had enjoyed rampant growth during 2020 but in its Q1 results yesterday, Netflix revealed it had only added 3.98 million net new paid subscribers, down from […]

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