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D2C competition: Winter is coming.

Netflix continues to grow fast and can appear invulnerable. It has just reported record subs growth. But, alongside, it is also making records in cash burning – $460m versus $287m…

Spain: Pay-TV nears 7m subs

Spanish pay-TV has maintained strong growth with 6.8 million pay-TV subscribers at the end of 2018, according to the latest data from CNMC. In the last quarter of 2018, pay-TV…

GoT premiere: Widespread online password-sharing

GoT premiere: Widespread online password-sharing

A survey of consumers conducted by Hub Entertainment Research and Dynata reveals widespread password sharing among viewers who watched the April 14th Game of Thrones (GoT) premiere from an online…

Brits avoiding social media for GoT spoilers

Brits avoiding social media for GoT spoilers

Forty-one per cent of Britons have admitted to avoiding using social media during the course of Monday April 15th in order to evade Game of Thrones spoilers and one in…

Sale of Mediaset’s R2 unit to Sky Italia is off

The sale of Mediaset’s pay-TV services and technology unit R2 to Sky Italia has fallen through. According to a statement issued by both broadcasters, the decision not to go-ahead with…

Report: Netflix twice as many US subs as cable in 2024

Over the past several years, the streaming video industry has completely disrupted the entertainment industry, and at the forefront of it all has been Netflix paving the way. The streaming…

Dempsie: “Game of Thrones redefines what TV is capable of”

Dempsie: “Game of Thrones redefines what TV is capable of”

With mere hours before the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones was broadcast, Joe Dempsie (who plays Gendry) and Jacob Anderson (who plays Greyworm) took to…

SA regulator: ‘Ineffective pay-TV competition’

SA regulator: ‘Ineffective pay-TV competition’

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published its draft findings in respect of the Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services. The process started in 2016 when ICASA…

T-Mobile US reveals TVision Home

T-Mobile has officially unveiled its forthcoming home TV service, to be known as TVision Home. The service is the rebranding of Layer3 TV, a company T-Mobile acquired in 2017 to…

YouTube TV raises price; adds Discovery

YouTube TV raises price; adds Discovery

Google is raising the price of a YouTube TV subscription by $10 (€8.8) to $49.99 a month. The increased fee is effective immediately for all new subscribers. Existing customers will…

Research: Newcastle is UK’s biggest pay-TV spender

Research conducted by internet TV service netgem.TV reveals how different regions in the UK prioritise their entertainment subscriptions. In the list of top TV spenders, Newcastle is followed by Manchester,…

Accedo, Oregan strategic partnership

Accedo, the video experience pioneer and Oregan Networks, have announced a strategic partnership to provide next generation pay-TV solutions to the video industry. “We’re seeing considerable shifts in the industry…

Research: 30m+ Americans ‘Cord Nevers’

While media attention often focuses on ‘Cord Cutters’ – adults who give up their cable or satellite TV subscriptions – new MRI-Simmons research shows that a growing number of Americans…

Report: AT&T, Comcast, Disney will struggle with streaming

Report: AT&T, Comcast, Disney will struggle with streaming

Rethink TV, the TV research arm of Rethink Technology Research, has released a forecast of the video revenues for four of the world’s largest pay-TV and studio groupings, and finds…

Sky, NBCU rationalise distribution

Sky, NBCU rationalise distribution

Sky and Comcast are rationalising their distribution merging Sky NBCUniversal International operations. NBCU’s UK pay-TV channels will now be based at Sky’s Osterley HQ along with NBCU’s EMEA Networks team.…

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