Advanced Television

Broadcast

Research: US pay-TV subs decline continues

Findings from Leichtman Research Group suggest that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 93 per cent of the market – lost about 1,955,000 net video subscribers in Q1 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 1,910,000 in Q1 2021, and 1,960,000 in Q1 2020. The top pay-TV providers now […]

May 18, 2022

Fitch: WBD JV neutral for BT’s rating

BT Group’s proposed joint venture with Warner Bros Discovery is neutral to BT’s rating, according to credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, who expect the impact on its credit metrics to be limited. “Deconsolidation of the JV should not affect the group’s EBITDA significantly, while the impact on net debt at transaction close is expected to […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann

In-person IBC2022 open for registration

IBC2022 is now open for registration as the show prepares to return to an in-person environment. The show is back as a physical event at the RAI Amsterdam from September 9th to 12th after a two-year absence, and vows to showcase innovation, best practice and diversity within the sector. Michael Crimp, Chief Executive of IBC […]

May 17, 2022

EBU boosts A European Perspective initiative

At a time when the need for mutual understanding in Europe has never been so great, EBU-led digital news service ‘A European Perspective’ is stepping up its efforts to offer citizens multilingual coverage of major stories by drawing on content produced by 12 public service newsrooms. Following its highly-successful launch in 2022, the content offer […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: 40m Australian SVoD subs by 2026

The Australian SVoD market has grown solidly over the last three years, more than doubling the number of SVoD subscriptions since 2018. Despite a slowdown in 2021, the market still grows at a fast rate, and is set to reach nearly 40 million subscriptions by 2026, according to forecasts from Dataxis. Over the last three […]

May 17, 2022

Freevee on Apple devices

Amazon Freevee, the AVoD service formerly known as IMDb TV, is now available to watch on Apple TV, iPads and iPhones with the service available via a dedicated app from the App Store. Freevee previously announced that it will grow its Originals slate by 70 per pent in 2022, including the spinoff of the longest-running […]

May 17, 2022

Netflix Geeked Week returns

Netflix Geeked, Netflix’s home for all things genre entertainment, is returning with Geeked Week 2022. The five-day virtual fan event celebrating Netflix’s genre series, films, and games returns from June 6th to June 10th. Each day will be filled with cast reveals, talent appearances, trailer premieres, sneak peeks, surprise announcements and more, covering over 60 […]

May 17, 2022

DNEG, Netflix sign visual effects deal

DNEG, a technology-enabled visual effects (VFX) and animation company, has announced the signing of a new, multiyear services agreement with Netflix. The non-exclusive agreement covers the provision of visual effects and virtual production services by DNEG for Netflix series and feature programming. The new agreement extends and expands on a previous agreement that the companies […]

May 17, 2022

MTV announces RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast

MTV Entertainment Studios has announced new podcast Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast, the official companion podcast for all things RuPaul’s Drag Race. Co-produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, iHeartRadio and media company World of Wonder, the podcast will be hosted by comedian, author, and host Loni Love and actor and comedian Alec Mapa […]

May 17, 2022

Forecast: SVoD subs to reach 1.69bn by 2027

Global SVoD subscriptions will increase by 485 million between 2021 and 2027 to reach 1.69 billion, according to the Global SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Six US-based platforms will have 988 million paying SVoD subscribers by 2027, up from 612 million in 2021. “Our Netflix forecasts for 2027 are 29 million […]

May 16, 2022