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Netflix, Amazon to drive Western European SVoD

Netflix will remain the dominant force in Western European SVoD for the next five years, according to Digital TV Research. However, Amazon Video will provide a stiff challenge as the…

59% plan to watch more OTT over Xmas

Television audiences across the world are wholeheartedly embracing online pay-TV, as the proportion of consumers with OTT subscriptions has leapt from 25 per cent to 45 per cent in just…

Triple cord-cutting bites for US service providers

Triple cord-cutting bites for US service providers

Ovum has released its Q3 2016 subscriber growth figures for fixed voice, fixed broadband, and pay TV for the US, as captured in Ovum’s World Broadband Information Service (WBIS). Ovum…

ITV unveils Hub+ subscription offering

ITV is to roll out an expansion of The ITV Hub offering a tiered ‘freemium’ service allowing users to pay for enhanced features including not receiving adverts. ITV Hub+ gives…

Netflix: “Watching TV boosts movie consumption”

Netflix: “Watching TV boosts movie consumption”

According to research from Netflix, a new trend in watching has emerged with more than 30 million Netflix members around the world weaving film into their binge routines. After finishing…

Inmarsat drops SpaceX for Arianespace

British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat has confirmed that it has switched a launch from SpaceX to Arianespace. The decision also affects Arabsat-owned Hellas-Sat which forms part of the launch’s overall…

France Télévisions postpones SVoD platform

France Télévisions postpones SVoD platform

The launch of France Télévisions’s SVoD platform, previously announced for March 2017, has been postponed to autumn 2017, CEO Dephine Ernotte-Cunci has confirmed. The PSB group is “not far” from…

SpaceX delays return to launch

SpaceX will not be able to recommence launches this month. A statement from the rocket launch company says that the investigation team is finalising its work into the September 1st…

Broadcasters call for ad rules flexibility

Broadcasters call for ad rules flexibility

Europe’s commercial broadcasters have asked the European Parliament to ensure the proposed revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive be future proof and ensure fair competition. The call came as…

Spain: 671,000 new pay-TV subs

The Spanish pay-TV market is booming with operators adding 671,000 new subscribers year-on-year as of September 30th, according to CNMC’s Q3 telecoms and TV market report. The three largest operators…