SVOD


Criterion Collection to launch standalone SVOD service

The Criterion Collection is due to launch its own standalone streaming service in spring 2019, following news that Filmstruck, the SVOD service it helped to develop, will close later this month. The Criterion Channel will be wholly owned and controlled by the Criterion Collection and is due to launch initially in the US and Canada, […]

Viasat World’s Epic Drama channel launches in Turkey

Viasat World’s Epic Drama channel and SVOD service have launched in Turkey for the first time via Turkcell’s over-the-top and IPTV platform, TV+. The deal marks the latest Viasat World brand to go live on TV+, with Epic Drama joining Viasat Explore and Viasat History. All three channels are dubbed in Turkish and available via […]

SVOD revenues tipped to reach US$35bn this year

Global subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) revenues are due to reach US$35.04 billion this year, according to new stats from Digital TV Research. The report covers 138 countries and estimates that the SVOD revenues will climb by US$10 billion compared to 2017 and will more than triple compared to 2015. In terms of subscriber numbers, Digital TV […]

European SVOD subscriptions tipped to triple over four years

The number of SVOD subscriptions in Europe will triple between 2015 and 2018 to reach 76 million this year, according to Digital TV Research. The latest stats indicate that SVOD’s share of European TV subscriptions will climb from 13% in 2015 to 29% in 2018, with traditional pay TV still making up the bulk of […]

Ampere: nearly four in five US web users take SVOD

Nearly four in five US internet users now have at least one subscription video-on-demand subscription with SVOD uptake in Europe also showing healthy growth, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm said that growth in SVOD subscriptions in the US has resumed after previously plateauing, thanks to gains at Hulu and Netflix. Some 77.3% of […]

Médiamétrie: 30% of web users in France now watch SVOD

More than 30% of French internet users watched a subscription video-on-demand service in the past year, marking a 10-point increase compared to December 2017. This is according to Médiamétrie’s latest SVOD barometer, which estimated that 13.6 million French people watch series, films, documentaries or cartoons via an SVOD service. The research said that people are […]

Deloitte: teenagers to boost SVOD growth in the next five years

A growing number of UK teenagers will subscribe to VOD services as they opt to spend pocket money on media that caters to their individual interests, according to Deloitte. The company’s ‘Future of TV’ research said that with children in the UK averaging £11.20 per-week in pocket money, and pay TV subscription services typically starting at around […]

Rethink TV: SVOD to impact cinema revenues

Global box office revenues will fall by US$7 billion over the next five years thanks to the rise of subscription video on demand, according to Rethink TV. The video research arm of Rethink Technology Research estimated that for every US$15 billion spent on pure SVOD and AVOD content, there will be a corresponding fall of […]

Iflix partners with Vewd for smart TV and STB deployments

Emerging markets SVOD service Iflix has partnered with smart TV software provider Vewd to make Iflix available on millions of Vewd-enabled devices.   Iflix worked with the Vewd team to certify the Iflix app for the Vewd ecosystem, meaning the app can be deployed across connected TVs and set-top boxes. “We aim to give users the […]

Global pay TV and SVOD subs to reach 1.88bn in 2023

The number of global pay TV and SVOD subscriptions will increase by 37% between 2017 and 2023 to reach 1.877 billion, according to Digital TV Research. The new report estimates that worldwide subscription video-on-demand user numbers will more than double from 366 million in 2017 to 777 million in 2023 – an increase of 411 […]