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Forecast: OTT revenues at $224bn by 2027

Global revenues from OTT movies and series will reach $224 billion (€212bn) in 2027; up from $135 billion on 2021, according to the Global OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. About $21 billion will be added in 2022 alone. SVoD revenues will climb by $48 billion between 2021 and […]

May 23, 2022

Analyst: Q1’22 best for streaming series renewals

Q1 2022 saw streamers display an increased commitment to returning series, with more TV shows for VoD platforms renewed for their second or later season than ever before, according to Ampere Analysis. The increase in the volume of streaming renewals is being driven by relative newcomers to the VoD landscape such as Disney+ and Discovery+, […]

May 23, 2022

La Liga piracy: 166 bars raided

Officers of Spain’s Policía Nacional (National Police) have raided 166 hospitality establishments in an operation targeting the illicit screening of football matches. The premises are accused of intellectual property crimes against markets and consumers. It is estimated that the economic damage caused to the rights owners by illegally-distributed content amounts to more than €1,000,000. The […]

May 23, 2022By Colin Mann

BT showcases 5G contribution broadcast

BT has demonstrated its broadcast capabilities, with its Media & Broadcast, BT Sport and EE operations combining to showcase the powerful benefits that 5G and cloud-based technologies bring to broadcasters. BT delivered the broadcast innovations on May 21st at the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Saracens v Northampton Saints, where it demonstrated the power of […]

May 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Viaplay scores Carabao Cup, Championship rights

Viaplay will be the exclusive streaming home of EFL Sky Bet Championship and Carabao Cup football in every Nordic and Baltic country, Poland and the Netherlands from the 2022/2023 season, as the result of a new long-term rights agreement. Every season, more than 180 live matches from England’s second tier will be shown on Viaplay, […]

May 23, 2022

Nielsen, TikTok marketing insights collaboration

Audience measurement specialist Nielsen has been selected to participate in TikTok’s Media Mix Modelling programme, which brings together leaders in media mix model marketing measurement to drive reporting consistency and quality for advertisers globally, allowing advertisers to gain more insights into the impact of marketing on the short-form video platform. Nielsen and TikTok have worked […]

May 23, 2022

OneWeb, Benya sign MoU

Benya Group, the digital solutions and ICT infrastructure provider in Egypt and the Middle East and Africa region, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company. OneWeb NEOM JV, a joint venture formed by OneWeb and NEOM in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with […]

May 23, 2022

Hulu: $1/month promo

US streaming service Hulu is offering new and eligible returning subscribers the chance to save 85 per cent off the regular monthly $6.99 price of its AVoD package. A link on Hulu’s landing page, declaring ‘National Streaming Day!’ offers the chance to subscribe for $1 (€0.95)/month for three months, then $6.99/month thereafter. This must be […]

May 23, 2022

Data: HD channels in Arab world “continuously growing”

Hasan R Hasan, chairman of the Arab HDTV & Beyond Group, at a meeting of the organisation at the Dubai CabSat show, told delegates that while Ultra-HD has been slow to take off, there had been continuous growth in broadcasters now transmitting HD signals. “HD TV in the Arab world is continuously growing, especially for […]

May 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Study: Tech, telcos key drivers of African economy

Greater innovation from telecoms and technology companies is vital to drive the expansion of Internet connectivity in Africa, research for blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows. Its study with African business leaders found nearly two out of three (65 per cent) worry that a lack of infrastructure is stopping traditional telecom companies from delivering […]

May 23, 2022