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Viaplay acquires Premier Sports

In a move that accelerates its entry into UK, ahead of the launch of the Viaplay streaming service in the country this autumn, streaming platform operator Viaplay Group is to acquire UK sports streamer and TV channel operator Premier Sports. The transaction values Premier Sports at £30 million (€35.2m) on a cash and debt-free basis. […]

July 21, 2022By Colin Mann

Viaplay adds 766k subs in Q2

Viaplay, the Nordic streaming service, has reported that paying subscribers were up 69 per cent year-on-year to 5,549,000 with 766,000 subscribers added quarter-on-quarter. The company has raised its year end subscriber target from 7 million to 7.3 million to reflect higher expected international subscriber intake. Viaplay reported a total operating income of SEK 205 million […]

July 21, 2022

Report: Pay-TV market growing in GSA region

The pay-TV and SVoD market is continuing to grow in Germany, Austria and Switzerland according to the Pay TV and Paid VoD in Germany 2021/2022 report published by VAUNET. In Germany, total revenue from pay television and paid VoD in 2021 rose by 13.1 per cent to reach €4.7 billion, and is expected to grow […]

July 20, 2022

Research: Consumers using savings to cover media subs

Almost a third (29 per cent) of individuals have struggled to pay for their media subscription services since the start of 2022, with people needing to borrow money or use savings to pay their bills according to KPMG research. The survey of UK consumers conducted by OnePoll found that 15 per cent have missed or […]

July 18, 2022

Study: Trials are effective onboarding tool for SVoDs

Parks Associates’ consumer study OTT: Perception, Use, and Business Models reveals 40 million US internet households trialled and subscribed to at least one OTT service in the first half of 2021. The research analyses consumer use and perception across multiple business models, their libraries, and features. Free trials offer consumers the opportunity to experiment with […]

July 15, 2022

Data: Man Utd most pirated EPL club

With pre-season underway for most Premier League clubs and research from 2021 suggesting that 47 per cent of football fans openly admit to watching their club on illegal streaming websites, IT support company Firewall Technical analysed Google search data to see the most illegally-streamed football teams in the UK. Specifically, they looked at 19 of […]

July 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom: Widening gap between best & worst broadband/pay-TV

Ofcom has published the latest league tables of complaints it has received about the UK’s major broadband, mobile and pay-TV firms. The report reveals the number of complaints made to the media regulator in the first quarter of this year, from January to March. “While the overall level of complaints has been consistently low over recent […]

July 13, 2022

NAGRA claims further Operation 404 success

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA continues to work with Latin American anti-piracy association Alianza, leveraging its anti-piracy capabilities to bring down criminal activity as part of Operation 404, an anti-piracy operation by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice with collaboration from a number of key industry players, including NAGRA, through the Alianza anti-piracy […]

July 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Eaton appointed Commissioning Executive at Sky

Dwayne Eaton has joined Sky as a Commissioning Executive working across Sky Arts and Entertainment. Reporting to Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment, Eaton will join the wider commissioning team as they continue to deliver original content across Sky Arts and Sky Max. He’ll form a key part of the team responsible for […]

July 11, 2022

South Korea: Multiplay service revenue at $7.7bn by 2026

Multiplay service revenue in South Korea is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4 per cent from $6.9 billion (€6.8bn) in 2021 to $7.7 billion in 2026, driven by the steady rise in the number of multiplay households and growth in the average monthly multiplay household spending, according to GlobalData, […]

July 8, 2022