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Streaming, 5G, AI to boost US tech spend to $422bn

Streaming, 5G, AI to boost US tech spend to $422bn

The rising popularity of streaming services along with 5G connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled devices will drive revenue growth for the US consumer tech industry to a record $422 billion…

Study: US watching record full-length TV content

Horowitz’s State of Viewing and Streaming 2019 study found that US consumers today are watching more full-length TV content than ever before—an average of 6.2 hours a day—much of that…

Tubi AVoD on Hisense TVs

Tubi AVoD on Hisense TVs

Tubi, the ad-supported video on demand (AVoD) service, has entered into a deal with Vidaa International, a subsidiary of Hisense, the third-largest television manufacturer in the world, to offer its…

Analyst: 2020 – The year of AVoD

Analyst: 2020 – The year of AVoD

Ampere Analysis predicts that 2020 will be the year of Advertising supported Video on Demand (AVoD) as free ad models start to build scale and roll-out internationally. The firm admits…

Portugal: Benfica FC launches OTT service

Portuguese football team Benfica has become the first club in the country to launch an OTT subscription service. The streaming service, branded Benfica Play and built by Insys Video Technologies,…

Apple TV+ content deal with ex-HBO chief Plepler

Richard Plepler, who left his position as HBO’s chief executive in February 2019 after spending 27 years working for the premium US broadcaster, has signed a five year exclusive deal…

Data: UK video category grows by 9.5%

Data: UK video category grows by 9.5%

Figures released by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and based on data from the Official Charts Company and Futuresource Consulting, show that the home entertainment sector grew by…

XUMO expands Smart TV distribution

XUMO expands Smart TV distribution

Amid reports that it is an acquisition target for Comcast, AVoD service XUMO is adding Sony and Panasonic to its existing distribution network with LG. This expansion guarantees significant global…

Verizon Media head: ‘2020 streaming’s biggest year yet’

Content will achieve unprecedented global reach, empowering content creators to push boundaries and think beyond historical geographical and technical barriers, according to Ralf Jacob, President of Verizon Media. Jacob has…

Gavin and Stacey sets iPlayer record

Gavin and Stacey sets iPlayer record

The Gavin and Stacey Christmas Day special has become the most watched scripted programme of the past 10 years as more than a quarter of the UK’s population has now…

Peele’s Hunters launches on Prime Video on Feb 21

Peele’s Hunters launches on Prime Video on Feb 21

Amazon Prime Video has announced that the highly conspiracy thriller Hunters, created by David Weil, starring legendary Hollywood actor Al Pacino and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele, will…

McCann doc most watched Netflix UK 2019 release

Netflix UK has shared the top 10 most watched shows on its platform in 2019, revealing that The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a documentary focusing on the infamous missing child…

Gracenote global on-demand OTT guide

In a move designed to help global and regional streaming services create next generation user experiences and bridge OTT and broadcast content for seamless viewing, Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is…

WandaVision to launch on Disney+ in 2020

Disney+ series WandaVision, a spin-off from the record-setting Avengers movies starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, will debut on the streaming service in 2020 – a year earlier than originally…

Doctor Who favourite BritBox Xmas content

Doctor Who favourite BritBox Xmas content

BritBox, the SVoD service from the BBC and ITV, has revealed the most streamed content over the Christmas period. Tracking subscriber habits from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day (December…