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Analyst: European cable growth potential limited

As research firm IHS Markit and Cable Europe released a report suggesting that the European cable industry continued to show resiliency and steady growth in 2016, Mohammed Hamza, Senior Research…

DirecTV Now passes 1m subs

DirecTV Now passes 1m subs

AT&T says it’s passed 1 million subscribers to its online TV service DirecTV Now, just a year since its launch. That compares to 787,000 at the end of September and…

Love Nature launches on Vodafone TV in NZ

Love Nature, a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, has announced that its premium wildlife and nature streaming video service, available in 65+ countries, has launched on…

A fifth of UK Netflix subs watched Stranger Things

A fifth of UK Netflix subscribers watched Stranger Things in the first week of Season 2’s release, according to research from YouGov. The research indicates that of the 6.5 million…

Research: SVoD effect on piracy limited

Research: SVoD effect on piracy limited

Findings from a research project undertaken by Portuguese and US academics suggest that subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) services have a limited effect on digital piracy, with earlier access to content at…

Research: Young adults avid catch-up viewers

According to research firm Mediamétrie’s Eurodata TV Worldwide study, Young Adults Report, which highlights the characteristics of 15-34 year olds within the audio-visual landscape of ten countries, those in that…

FAST.com a success for Netflix; Goes social

FAST.com, a broadband speed checker website launched by streaming giant Netflix, reports that it has now generated over quarter of a billion speed tests from around the world. To mark…

HBO GO expands European presence

HBO content is now available direct to consumers in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The expansion of HBO GO to seven more countries follows the…

Sky’s Darroch calls for OTT regulation crackdown

Sky’s Darroch calls for OTT regulation crackdown

Jeremy Darroch, CEO of Sky, has called on Europe’s policy makers to ensure a level regulatory playing field, suggesting that licensed broadcasters such as Sky are disadvantaged having to compete…

China: Most SVoD users subscribe to two services

Futuresource Consulting has released its second wave of its ‘Living with Digital China’ report, a consumer survey focused on this technology savvy and entertainment hungry nation. It maps out the…