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53% prefer ad-supported online TV to paid

The online TV market appears to be settling on monthly or yearly subscriptions as its pay model of choice. One example: Hulu’s recent decision to discontinue its ‘free-with-ads’ service and…

HBO axing Dutch service

HBO axing Dutch service

HBO has revealed that it will halt all activity in the Netherlands from January 1st 2017. The premium US broadcaster currently offers three channels in the country as well as…

NBCU’s MacLellan: ‘Technology the great instigator of media’

Kevin MacLellan, Chairman, Global Distribution and International at NBCUniversal and RTS Conference Chair, has suggested that although technology may be the great instigator of media, consumer behaviour is the accelerator…

comScore, DEG partner for download reporting service

Cross-platform measurement specialist comScore is partnering with trade body The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) for comScore’s Digital Download Essentials Industry (DDEi) service in North America. The DDEi service, focused on…

Netflix fully localised in Turkey

Netflix fully localised in Turkey

Netflix has unveiled its “truly Turkish service”, using local language, currency and adding dozens of Turkish TV shows and movies in addition to Netflix’s original programming. Netflix also signed an…

Millennials forego pay-TV for SVoD

Millennials forego pay-TV for SVoD

According to research from The Diffusion Group, a majority of Millennial Cord-Nevers – adult broadband users between the ages of 20 and 35 that have never signed up for a…

Netflix targets 50% original content by 2018

Netflix targets 50% original content by 2018

David Wells, Netflix chief finance officer, has said that the streaming giant is aiming for 50 per cent of its content to be original productions. Speaking at Goldman Sachs’ 25th…

€3bn boom for Western Europe SVoD

Total spending on SVoD in Western Europe broke the €2 billion mark in 2015 and is forecast to reach €3 billion by year-end 2016, according to a report from IHS…

4K OTT adoption set to soar

4K OTT adoption set to soar

Data from Juniper Research has found that 4K OTT content will finally see mass-market appeal, with adoption set to soar over the next five years. Juniper’s research, Digital TV &…

Netflix content going Polish

Netflix has announced what it describes as “a truly Polish service”, using local language, currency and adding Polish TV shows and movies in addition to the SVoD platform’s original programming.…

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