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shomi uses Elemental Cloud from AWS

Elemental Technologies, a specialist in software-defined video solutions, has announced that shomi, a Canadian SVoD service, is using Elemental to help reach its goals of rapidly scaling and accelerating growth…

Vivendi to axe German SVoD service

French media firm Vivendi is set to shut down Watchever, its German SvoD, before the end of the year. French daily Les Echos first reported the story, citing the reason…

My5 brings catch-up, box sets to broadcast

My5 brings catch-up, box sets to broadcast

UK commercial public service broadcaster Channel 5 is to launch My5, a free-to-air TV channel in early August, broadcasting the best content from the breadth of the Channel 5 family.…

German pay-TV revenues €3bn+ this year

German pay-TV revenues €3bn+ this year

Pay-TV and VoD revenues in Europe’s German-speaking countries will surpass €3 billion this year, according to VPRT, the German commercial broadcasters’ association. The VPRT reports that pay-TV and paid VoD…

Binge viewing now routine

According to just-released GfK MRI research, binge viewing is more than mainstream; it is prevalent, with almost 6 in 10 (57 per cent) TV viewers saying they have regularly watched…

59% US households SVoD subs

59% US households SVoD subs

SVoD has become a core viewing component for many pay-TV non-subscribers, according to consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, which finds that 59 per cent of all US households have…

China’s online video market to quadruple

The Chinese online video market, including revenue from advertising and content purchases, is forecast to more than quadruple from 22 billion Chinese yuan (€3.1bn) in 2015 to 96.2 billion yuan…

Limelight boosts Channel 4 on demand

Content delivery specialist Limelight Networks has confirmed that UK public service broadcaster Channel 4 has chosen the Limelight Orchestrate Content Delivery platform to deliver its programming to viewers on demand.…

Netflix, Prime revenues to double by 2021

Netflix, Prime revenues to double by 2021

Data from Juniper Research forecasts that revenues from SVoD services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, are set to more than double from $14.6 billion (€13.2bn) this year, to $34.6…

US: 55% of OTT services subscription-only

Findings  from the Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker indicate that 55 per cent of OTT services in the US have a subscription-only business model, such as Netflix or Hulu.…