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Research: Super aggregation key to MVPDs

MVPDs must evolve into ‘super aggregators’ and forge strategic partnerships with historic competitors in order to defend their incumbent positions in the next decade of streaming, according to a white paper by Caretta Research. In How to be a Pay-TV market leader by 2030, the Caretta team cites the need for MVPDs to embrace “coopetition” […]

September 21, 2023

ESPN, Disney Bundle on Vizio

Vizio has announced that the ESPN App, including streaming platform ESPN+, is now available to Vizio users in the US. With the ESPN App and ESPN+, fans can experience over 27,000 live sports events, replays, original shows, and ESPN exclusives from ESPN networks – all on Vizio Smart TVs. The ESPN App brings a diverse […]

September 19, 2023

Prime Video, WBD sign UK agreement for discovery+ Premium

Amazon and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) have signed a UK agreement that will see the recently launched discovery+ Premium (including TNT Sports) plan, available as a new Prime Video Channel. Prime Video UK customers can now access discovery+’s selection of live and on-demand  sports and entertainment content, including live Premier League football and every UEFA […]

September 15, 2023

BASE launches Mega Movie Weekend

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has launched Mega Movie Weekend, in association with the major UK distributors and retailers. A selection of titles will be available to Download & Keep for a limited-time at discounted prices during the third weekend of each month. The campaign offers deals on a mix of fresh releases, […]

September 15, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Survey: UK still spending on digital home products

Less than one-in-seven UK digital households (12 per cent) have reduced or plan to reduce their spending on home broadband, mobile connectivity or streaming according to a EY Decoding the digital home study – which surveyed more than 2,500 UK consumers on their attitudes toward technology, media and telecoms experienced in the home. Almost half […]

September 14, 2023

Research: UK video content spend resilient

Research from entertainment technologist TiVo for IBC 2023 reveals that almost half of all UK consumers have not reduced their video spending as a result of increases in the cost of living. On average, UK consumers subscribe to six paid video content sources, with an average monthly bill of £78.06 (€90.71). However, while having access […]

September 14, 2023

Survey: SVoD gains on Live as TV default source

Live TV continues to be the most common default source for TV viewers, but its once commanding lead over SVoDs has shrunk drastically over the past five years, according to Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Decoding The Default survey. Smart TV apps have also made strong gains, and are now at parity with set-top boxes as […]

September 13, 2023

SkyShowtime “on track to have 50% of 2023 box office”

Less than one year since its initial launch in the Nordics, six months since completing its roll-out across more than 20 European markets, SkyShowtime now boasts a strong line-up of first-run feature films and exclusive series. As the home of new theatrical releases from both Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures, SkyShowtime will be premiering, later […]

September 13, 2023

Disney and Charter ‘patch it up’

Walt Disney and Charter Communications have agreed to end a dispute over fees and terms after a 10-day ‘go dark’ stand-off. Disney will now allow Charter to offer some of its ad-supported streaming channels — including Disney+ and ESPN+ — to its customers as part of a ‘wholesale’ arrangement. Full programming has been restored to […]

September 12, 2023

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival on FITE

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival and Joe Hand Promotions, in association with Integrated Sports Media, have announced a new partnership that will offer the upcoming 2023 Crossroads Guitar Festival to fans across the US and the globe on FITE via iOS and Android mobile apps and most major streaming platforms, TVs and other devices. The […]

September 12, 2023