Report: theatrical admissions has little impact on TVOD window

The average window between the theatrical release of popular movies in cinemas and their transactional video-on-demand release across five European markets is 19 weeks, according to a report by the European Audiovisual Observatory. According to the report, the average window for retail VOD – the definitive sale of a film – across Belgium, Germany, France, […]

European movies losing out in TVOD promotion

European films in transactional video-on-demand catalogues suffer from less promotion per film than US titles, the concentration of promotion around a limited number of titles and a focus on promotion in their home country rather than internationally, according to a report by the European Audiovisual Observatory. Based on data compiled by AQOA from 42 TVOD […]

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 […]

Pay TV services to account for close to 90% of global video market

Pay TV services will account for 89.7% of the global US$314.3 billion video media market this year, according to Gartner. The research firm estimates that in 2017 pay TV services will account for US$282 billion of end-user spend, compared to US$18.7 billion for SVOD services and US$13.6 billion for TVOD. While all three segments are […]

Nova TV testing interest in premium sports OTT

Bulgarian broadcaster Nova TV is attempting to gauge consumer interest in premium OTT TV via its launch of Play, a premium live sports service it recently launched and which currently has 8,000 active subscribers. Speaking at Digital TV CEE in Budapest, Dimitar Radev, head of content distribution and new platforms at Nova, said 8,000 […]

Tele Columbus to launch VoD service

German cable operator Tele Columbus is to launch a transactional video-on-demand service in partnership with Tele München Group and Vubiquity joint-venture On Demand Deutschland. The deal with On Demand Deutshland will give Tele Columbus access to Hollywood blockbusters and independent films on a day-and-date basis with their BluRay or DVD release data. The Tele Columbus […]

Curzon eyes SVOD service launch

UK cinema chain Curzon is looking to launch a curated subscription video-on-demand offering in the next 18 months, to run alongside its existing transactional VOD store Curzon Home Cinema. Speaking exclusively to Digital TV Europe, Curzon Home Cinema director Philip Mordecai said that the subscription offering would feature around 100-200 film titles and be available […]

Comcast’s Fandango launches TVoD service after M-GO deal

Comcast-owned movie ticketing firm Fandango is to launch a transactional VoD service on March 30 after acquiring the M-GO platform earlier this year. US-based Fandango will rebrand M-GO as FandangoNOW, which will offer “massive library of new release and catalogue movies from all major studios and next-day TV shows for purchase and rental”. FandangoNOW, billed […]

Vubiquity and TV2U team up for emerging market VoD

On-demand aggregator Vubiquity and TV2U Worldwide have teamed up to work together to roll-out transactional video on demand (TVoD) services in Asia and the Middle East. As part of the deal, TV2U will act as Vubiquity’s affiliate in up to seven markets. Vubiquity will provide the international programming to these new TVOD services, as well […]

Magine buys Swedish film service Plejmo

Cloud TV service Magine TV has acquired Swedish film streaming service Plejmo, after buying the assets of its parent company film2home. Magine TV CEO Ambuj Goyal said that Plejmo will be integrated into Magine and claimed that adding a service that offers movies and series on-demand was a complimentary and “natural next step” for Magine. […]